US Weekly is reporting there will be 13 couples in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Interesting since it’s possible they’ve added Hayley Ebert as a Pro (see this link and this link for why this could be possible. Then again, maybe not?)? Thanks to Nathan via @rallisonaf and @houghzinger for the heads up.
ETA: Note how other sources like E news have said there will be 12 couples.
As for who is returning to the show, several of the season’s pro partners were announced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Derek Hough, Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, and Witney Carson will team up with the latest batch of celebs.
“I finally believe in myself and in my abilities when it comes to DWTS,” reigning champion Chmerkovskiy told Us Weekly exclusively of his return. “Did winning the trophy [alongside Rumer Willis] erase certain doubts? Absolutely. I’m excited to do this show with a new perspective and approach, that only a champion can have.”
Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The 13 couple pairings will be announced Sept. 2 on Good Morning America.