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Mark Ballas Interviewed On Why He Came Back To DWTS, What He Looks Forward To, And More

In a new interview with People, Mark Ballas talks of why he came back to Dancing With The Stars, how the show and he has changed since his first season. He also mentions what he’d like to do this season. I’m so glad he’s back. I look so forward seeing that unique, standout creativity again. Read on…

Why come back now?
There were aspects of it I missed, like getting to be creative and using that part of my skill set and brain. I like coming up with my own material. Doing Broadway was amazing, but you’re singing someone else’s words and doing someone else’s choreography and it’s the same every night. Here you get to do your own thing and change it up every week. It’s been an insane year for [wife BC Jean] and I between getting married, Broadway and the national tour of Jersey Boys, and then our own tour and putting together our upcoming EP. But the timing really worked out.

How has the show changed since you started on season 6?
Over the years the show has advanced. You’re not told what to do anymore. The production has come a long way in giving the pros free rein. They’ve incorporated new styles and they’ve really upped the production value. It’s a great collaborative effort and a lot of fun. I missed that. I’m excited to switch that part of my brain back on.

How have you changed since your first season?
When I was younger it was fun and new. Then I was around for a while and had some rough seasons and I was just happy to be there. I’ve had seasons where I’ve had a partner I thought was the best dancer but not won and other seasons where I had partners who weren’t the best but went really far. It’s really just about how you react to every situation. This season I just really want to get in there and keep my head down, get creative and do some great work.

Lots more at People.

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PureDWTS Season 25 – ET Reporting Cheryl Burke Is Back As A Pro

Well it looks like most of you guessed correctly – ET is reporting that Cheryl is indeed back as a pro this season:

Looks like Cheryl Burke is making her way back into the ballroom after all!

A source tells ET that the 33-year-old dancer will return as a pro for season 25 of Dancing With the Stars.

“She’s really excited to return to her roots,” the source says. “She doesn’t want to let anyone down, so you can expect she will be bringing her A-game every night!”

They go on to detail how her Love On The Floor tour got pushed back to 2018, and how returning to DWTS was a “no-brainer”. Given that she wasn’t announced as a pro on GMA today, it’s safe to say she is likely the 13th “surprise pro” that will be announced during the cast announcement on Sept. 6.  For those holding out for a Sasha/Jenna/Allison surprise return – sorry, but maybe next year.
I’m glad both she & Mark will be back – I tend to find that it keeps the newer, more headstrong pros in check a bit better when they have to deal with some OG MBT winners 🙂
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Video Of The DWTS Season 25 Pro Reveal On GMA, One More Pro Will Be Revealed On Sept. 6th

In case you missed it, below is some video coverage of the Dancing With The Stars Season 25 Pro Reveal on Good Morning America today! NOTE: According to ABC, there will be one more pro announced on GMA with the Celebrity Reveal on September 6th. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

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