And our first celebrity announced to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21 is….Bindi Irwin. Below is a video of the announcement on Good Morning America thanks to @idolxfactor1. Who will she dance with? See our guess HERE!
Yes, that’s right. As we reported yesterday, DWTS is going to be revealing one celebrity per day this week, starting today. We’re going to pseudo live blog it so that you can see who the celeb is as soon as we know them. Then, down below that, we’re going to take a stab at guessing who their partner might be. Now, if they actually reveal the partner along with the celeb (I tend to doubt it, since they’ll want maximum DRAMA along with a bigger announcement on September 2) we’ll simply change that table to reflect that.
ETA: Just teased it with a woman with longish hair behind a screen. Said a “wild choice”. Hmmmm….guesses?
ETA2: I shoulda got that.
ETA3: Reveal #2 coming up TODAY (Tuesday) at 6pm eastern on ESPN2!! Which sports figure will it be??
ETA4: According to the DWTS Official site, the 2nd celebrity is Victor Espinoza. Awesome. I love him! ~Vogue
ETA5: Per the Backstreet Boys Facebook Page, Nick Carter is confirmed as the 3rd cast member for this season, and a source has confirmed that his partner is Sharna. Source also confirms that Victor is with Karina, and that Mark is with Alexa Vega. Allegedly, 2 celebs are supposed to be announced tonight on Extra…or Inside Edition…or something like that. Man, this is a clusterf*ck… -Court-
ETA6: Per DWTS360 on Twitter, Witney got Alex Vega’s husband (and Big Time Rush member) Carlos Pena. As was guessed by Jordan in comments. 😉
ETA7: We were discussing this a few days ago (and we had reported a rumor on him in July), but now we legit think that Andy Grammer MIGHT be on this season. Please note the word MIGHT.
ETA8: It’s official. Via his instagram Hayes Grier is dancing on Dancing With The Stars. ~Vogue
ETA9: ET Online confirms that both Alexa Vega & her husband, Carlos Pena Jr., are in; E! claims Kim Zolciak has joined the cast.
ETA10: E! News is claiming that Derek and Bindi showed up for rehearsal together. I don’t really take this as definite confirmation though – after all there are several studios there and couples could be rehearsing at the same time.
ETA11: And Chaka Kahn is confirmed via DWTS Twitter.
REVEAL #1 – Bindi Irwin
REVEAL #2 – Victor Espinoza
REVEAL #3 – Nick Carter
REVEAL #4 – Hayes Grier
REVEAL #5 – Alexa Vega
REVEAL #6 – Carlos Pena, Jr.
REVEAL #7 – Chaka Kahn
REVEAL #8 –
REVEAL #9 –
REVEAL #10 –
REVEAL #11 –
REVEAL #12 –
We don’t know if it’s 12 or 13 right now as there have been conflicting reports. Both could have been right, in that perhaps they added someone last minute.
So, here is where we guess who their partner might be…until someone leaks something and we can confirm it, or it’s announced on September 2. Items in bold are confirmed – items not in bold are just our own guesses.
ETA: Changed Victor’s partner based on some intel we got. 😉
ETA2: I started sticking names in but when I started adding heights, I may have to reconsider…
Guess the Pairs!!
|Paula Deen||5ft. 5in.||5ft. 10in.||Artem|
|Bindi Irwin||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 10in.||Derek|
|Alexa Vega||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 8in.||Mark|
|Kim Zolciak||5ft. 9in.||6ft. 1in.||Tony|
|Chaka Khan||5ft. 4in.||6ft. 2in.||Keo|
|Victor Espinoza||5ft. 2in.||5ft. 5in.||Karina|
|Andy Grammer||6ft. 1in.||5ft. 7in.||Peta|
|Nick Carter||6ft. 0in.||5ft. 6in.||Sharna|
|Carlos Pena, Jr.||5ft.6in.||5ft. 3in.||Witney|
*My old research has Val at 5’9″ but I met him in the middle since Google has grown him since then. All heights are approximate. As I noted the other day – anyone can make any claim they want on the internet.
Does it seen odd that Kobe Bryant would attend the Dancing With The Stars Finale last season? And he did so rather than staying home and watching an important night in the NBA. It’s true. If you look below, you can see a photo of him and his wife attending the show. Not only that, note how he has been following some Dancing With The Stars Pros (Mark, Derek, and Val) and Riker Lynch. Not sure if it’s possible he would dance (or maybe his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant?), but, it’s an entertaining thought. A huge thanks to Dee @upclose22 for bringing this to our attention. How I’d love for this to happen. What do you think?
Kobe has also been on the show once before in 2010….
ETA: Also, here is Vanessa with Derek Hough and Misty Copeland. Thanks Dee! Read more..
This weekend, Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough attended the 2015 Killick Klassik Dancesport In Boca Raton, Florida. For lots of fun coverage including photos and videos, see Pure Derek Hough. Derek also stopped by to visit with WPLG Local 10 while in town about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s healed up from his injury and ready to go. He also talks on Len Goodman….
PureDWTS BC Jean, Mark Ballas, And Cheryl Burke Attend Tommy Bahama Event During Taylor Swift Concert
Last night, BC Jean, Mark Ballas, and Cheryl Burke attended a private event at Hyde Staples Center in Los Angeles, California hosted by Tommy Bahama during the Taylor Swift concert. Below are some fun photos courtesy of Getty Images.
I about cried when I saw this special Dancing With The Stars baby reunion for a birthday party they had today. See some familiar faces? Pics courtesy of Nicholas Kosovich. Beautiful!
Courtney played Lois Lane today at Comic Con and straight up asked Jodie if she was doing DWTS this season. It was a resounding “No” due to Fuller House, but she certainly wants to do it in the future. Court liked her a lot, said she was very down to earth and nice. Lots of dance experience though. Her choice of Pros is questionable to me, as I’m sure you all know. 😉 Ah well, she’s sweet and cute. Definite ringer.
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.
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas has bought a new house to flip or possibly live in. If you go to TMZ, you can see a photo of it.
‘DWTS’ star Mark Ballas just dropped $2.5 mil on a fixer upper.
It will make more sense when we tell you this … the house is in a primo section of Bev Hills. It’s a skosh over 4,600 feet, with 5 bed and 5 bath, but it needs major work.
We’re told Mark hasn’t decided whether he’ll live in it or flip it, but he has options, and talent. Mark and pal Derek Hough flipped a house they bought together for $1.2 mil, plunked $200k into it and sold it for $1.8 million. The renovation was featured on “Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip.”
Did these pros meet their partners yesterday for Dancing With The Stars Season 21? It sure makes one wonder especially when Sharna Burgess RTed the instagram below with a smile face? Then again, maybe they just had a really good day and are excited about the new season of Dancing With The Stars starting soon. Be sure to see Hayley Erbert’s tweet below too.
And here is a tweet from Hayley….