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Eccentric trio will serve as Skating With the Stars judges

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After weeks of guesswork and gossip, viewers have finally learned about the six celebrities of ABC’s Skating With the Stars, but there’s been little speculation about possible judges.

With as much anticipation surrounding the announcement of the show’s judging panel as the stars set to lace up their skates, ABC has finally announced the eccentric trio:

  • Dick Button, Two-time Olympic champion (1948 and 1952) and frank skating television analyst who inspired a “Push Dick’s Button” segment
  • Johnny Weir, the ostentatious, outspoken, twenty-six-year-old Three-time U.S. National Champion and 2008 World Bronze Medalist
  • Laurie Ann Gibson, of MTV’s Making the Band, a dancer/choreographerwho has also worked with Lady Gaga, Diddy, and Katy Perry

Also signed to the show are English TV personality, radio DJ, and former model, Vernon Kay, who will take on hosting duties, and 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, Tanith Belbin, who will serve as commentator.

Skating With the Stars premieres next Monday, November 22 at 9 PM EST on ABC.