“Dancing with the Stars” has revealed its full cast for the 2018 all-athletes season, and fans are in for a treat.
This year will see top Olympic figure skaters take on stars from sports like football, basketball, softball and snowboarding as they battle it out for top honors on the dance floor, according to The Hollywood Life.
Us Weekly previously reported that Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Jamie Anderson were all slated to join season 26 of the show but the full list of names were dropped Friday on “Good Morning America.”
Several Olympic athletes will be featured in the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” will including figure skater Mirai Nagasu, luger Chris Mazdzer, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, and softball player Jennie Finch Daigle, USA Today said.
Fans can also look forward to seeing former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar challenging former MLB player Johnny Damon, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, and Notre Dame women’s basketball star Arike Ogunbowale.
While Harding and Rippon may be the most prominent skaters featured in this season, Nagasu’s inclusion has left her fans smiling.
The young figure skater made headlines earlier this year when she fended off a dramatic wardrobe malfunction at the Winter Olympics and went on to make history as the first American woman figure skater to land the difficult triple axel jump at the Olympics.
She then encountered a series of disappointments when delivering less than stellar performances for her remaining competitions.
However, she remained upbeat and told media that her next goal was to appear to “Dancing with the Stars,” The Washington Post reported.
Now that dream has come true.
A full list of the cast and their pairings, as per Us Weekly, is as follows:
- Adam Rippon (Olympic figure skater) with Jenna Johnson
- Arike Ogunbowale (Women’s basketball player) with Gleb Savchenko
- Chris Mazdzer (Olympic luger) with Witney Carson
- Jamie Anderson (professional snowboarder) with Artem Chigvintsev
- Jennie Finch Daigle (Olympic softball player) with Keo Motsepe
- Johnny Damon (Former MLB star) with Emma Slater
- Josh Norman (NFL star) with Sharna Burgess
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Former NBA star) with Lindsay Arnold
- Mirai Nagasu (Olympic figure skater) with Alan Bersten
- Tonya Harding (Former Olympic figure skater) with Sasha Farber
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