The cast for the 26th season of Dancing with the Stars will be comprised of all athletes this time. And UsWeekly claims that two such athletes who will be trading in their Jacksons for Capezios are former disgraced skater-turned-still kind of a mess Tonya Harding and everyone’s Olympic crush Adam Rippon.
Tonya’s rival Nancy Kerrigan competed on the 24th season of DWTS. First Nancy, then Tonya? I hope they’re working their way through the 1994 Winter Olympics female figure skating roster, and that one day Oksana Baiul or Josée Chouinard are going to do the cha-cha-cha with Mark Ballas to “I Like to Move It.” I’ve put in my time with this dumb show, I deserve to be rewarded for my loyalty.
As for Adam Rippon, it’s not too much of a surprise that he would sign up. Back in March, UsWeekly spoke to Adam about the possibility of appearing on DWTS, and he said he thought “it would be fun” if the opportunity came up. Sources claim that Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson will also be in the cast.
ABC declined to comment, and the full cast list will be announced on April 13th on Good Morning America.
Anyone who watches DWTS knows that throwing in a ringer like a professional figure skater is basically one step removed from scratching their name on that mirror ball trophy. So they might as well just go ahead and crown Adam the winner. With that being said, being the clear front-runner comes with a price, especially when you’ve got Tonya in the cast. But I think Adam will be safe from any kneecap-smashing. Adam has a sixth sense for haters, and the second he feels one coming at him, he’ll devastate them with a confidence-shattering “oh that’s cute” death smirk.