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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 19: Pros to be announced this week?

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 19: Pros to be announced this week?
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 19: Pros to be announced this week?
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We’re toe-tapping in our seats as we wait for “Dancing with Stars” Season 19 to get here. As the premiere is only a few weeks away, we were surprised by yet another break from tradition from the show that keeps trying to reinvent itself. It seems the pros who will paired with celebrities this season will be told their fate on ABC”s morning flagship show, “Good Morning America” next week, according to an Aug. 11 report on Wetpaint.

The morning talk/news show tweeted on Aug. 8 about the announcement, teasing fans, “Get ready to rumba! Big @DancingABC news next week on @GMA that we can't wait to share...Stay tuned! #DWTS." NO date was given at that time.

Since then more news has surfaced on the subject. Professional dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess revealed while at Ballroom with a Twist that the pros were going to be told on GMA on Wednesday whether or not they were going to be competing for Season 19. @DWTSGossip apparently checked into the matter and tweeted their own news yesterday. “#dwts pros will find out if they're on the show on @gma this Wednesday ... 8/13. #Thoughts ?"

So instead of waiting for the big celebrity cast announcement and then wondering who they’ll be paired with, we get to find out which pros are in the cast first. It seems fitting since they have become celebrities in their own right and are really the stars of the show. We just wonder how awkward it will be to learn on such a popular show and in front of your peers that you didn’t make the pick!

What do you think about this latest switch up? Do you like the “Dancing with Stars” will be announcing the pros first for Season 19? In case you can’t watch GMA, we’ll have the announcement here, too, when it’s available. ‘DWTS’ Season 19 premieres Monday, Sept. 15 on ABC.