E News caught up with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker this morning after the new Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement. Below Riker comments about following in Derek and Julianne’s footsteps and more….
“A little bit, it’s kind of like trying to walk in their footsteps,” he said of Derek and Julianne, who have both won DWTS several times. “I’m a little bit nervous because they’ve both been so good. But it’s going to be fun!”
And even though he, you know, is related to Derek, Riker, 23, said he had no idea his cousin was returning for season 20. I just found out that Derek was coming back to the show live, so that’s very exciting!”
Though he doesn’t have any formal dance training, Riker is relying on some of his family genes to help him back it far in the competition, telling us, “I think I have a little bit of the dance genes from the Houghs, for sure!”
More at E News including a video (that I can’t embed).