The official Dancing With The Stars casting announcement doesn’t take place until next week on Wednesday, September 4, but TMZ has the lowdown on who might be competing for the Season 17 mirrorball.
According to the site, television icon Valerie Harper is one of the participating hoofers. Rumor has it, she’s already been practicing with professional dancer Tristan MacManus. Though she’s been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, reportedly she’s in good enough physical condition to undergo the strenuous strains the competition requires. Check out the rest of the rumored cast below.
Also in the mix for DWTS 17 are Amber Riley (Glee), Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore), Christina Milian (The Voice), Leah Remini (The King of Queens), Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) and Keyshawn Johnson (NFL athlete).
Riley’s inclusion seems to be a sure thing. The Glee star hinted something big was coming via her Instagram, “HUGE announcement next week hehehehehe! Can’t wait to share y’all.” With her being dropped as a series regular, she’ll have plenty of time to practice. Not to sound like a bitch, but I wonder if she’ll lose any weight if she makes it far. Most people often do.
What do you think of the rumored cast? Who do you think is the early frontrunner? I’m keeping my fingers crossed that some tasty male eye candy is also part of the new season. If not, at least I’ll have my Val Chmerkovskiy to tide me over. Sound off below.