The sequins, the competition, and the mirror ball trophy are on their way back. Though the entire 'DWTS' cast won't officially be revealed until Wednesday, September 4 during Good Morning America, some hints about this upcoming season's competitors have been getting leaked. According to a Star Magazine report dated Wednesday, August 28, Snooki, Jack Osbourne and Christina Millian will be showing off their moves during this next round.
Apparently Snooki has had interest in 'DWTS' for quite some time now.
In March, the former Jersey Star said, "I feel like I'm a good dancer. I've got this new body. I would do it in a heartbeat."
Osbourne has been struggling with multiple sclerosis, but perhaps the added challenge will make him an extra strong contender. Millian will have to multi-task to balance dancing and her responsibilities on 'The Voice.'
The clues don't end there though. According to TMZ reports dated Wednesday, August 28, Valerie Harper is also signing on despite suffering from terminal brain cancer. Though it was estimated that Harper would only live until June, she has already defied the odds. TMZ says that not only have she and her partner Tristan been gearing up for two days, but that she is 'surprisingly good.' Reportedly, she is 'self-sufficient' and hasn't needed any special assistance so far. It is highly likely that her story alone is going to make her a fan favorite.
TMZ also dished that Elizabeth Berkley, Glee's Amber Riley, and 'King of Queens" actress Leah Remini will be hitting the dance floor. Remini's recent Scientology split has been making headlines. She has received a great deal of support for her decision to walk away. With a new found confidence, perhaps she will wow the judges as well?
If all of these reports wind up being the case, it seems as though 'DWTS' will have a unique cast this time around. Is this the season of inspiration and overcoming obstacles? Stay tuned to find out.