"DWTS" professional Kym Johnson will not be in season 17. She has chosen instead to participate in an Australian version of the show as a judge. How exciting for her! Being a judge will certainly be different than being a professional teaching a star how to dance.
Of course, Kym Johnson has been quite successful in her stint on the American version of "DWTS." Twice the 37-year-old dancer has won the mirrorball trophy in her run on the show since season 3 -- with both Donny Osmond and Hines Ward. After missing season 17, Kym Johnson will return for season 18, so she will not miss much.
As for the "DWTS" season 17 cast rumors, on the star side, "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham, former baseball player Jason Varitek, "Fullhouse" star John Stamos, and actor Seth MacFarlane are rumored to be taking their turns on the dance floor to complete for the coveted mirrorball trophy.
The pros in the "DWTS" season 17 cast rumors include, Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd, Karina Smirnoff, Lindsay Arnold, Emma Slater, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Tony Dovolani. If these rumors are true, season 17 should be filled with plenty of great entertainment.
In Oklahoma City, you can tune into ABC's Good Morning America on channel 5 at 8 a.m. on Sept. 4 to hear the official 2013 season 27 "Dancing with the Stars" cast announcement.
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