Lindsay Arnold And David Ross Interviewed On Dancing With The Stars Season 24

David Ross’ phone has been ringing off the hook. To see why, read below as well as some thoughts from his new partner Lindsay Arnold.

“A lot of contenders this season,” Arnold tells PEOPLE. “I think all of the girls are really strong, all the girl celebrities are going to be really good. But I will say, the guys have so much personality and fun, and that’s sometimes what wins the show — the personality.

“So it’s so hard to tell right now,” she adds. “I think after week one you’ll start seeing the real contenders come out.”

“My phone’s been blowing up in my pocket, so I’m excited to see those guys and see what they think,” adds Ross.

One thing is for sure, Arnold is eager to step onto the dance floor with someone who is all too familiar with being a champion.

“It’s insane,” she says of Ross’ winning career. “Not only that, but he’s the first baseball player to ever be on the show, which is a pretty cool feat. I’m really excited that I get to be with him and we get to make the MLB debut on DWTS.”

But it’s Ross who is in awe of the pro dancer.

“I’ve never done any ballroom dancing in my life, so I’m leaning on her,” he admits. “She’s a professional and I’m letting her take the reins.”

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