With the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” season 22 just a month and a half away and the rumor mill barely churning, long-time show judge Carrie Ann Inaba encouraged speculation as she shared her own celebrity casting picks via a Feb. 10 tweet to fans. So which familiar folks did the 48-year old dancer and choreographer include on her spring 2016 wish list?
Per her post, Inaba would like to see an eclectic group comprised of former NFL star turned TV analyst Terry Bradshaw, “Star Wars” franchise star Carrie Fisher, iconic comedian and actress Betty White, “Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott, and reality starlet Kylie Jenner compete for mirror ball glory in the ballroom when the show premieres March 21 on ABC. Drew Scott quickly responded to the inclusion of his name on Inaba’s list with a witty “as long as I can have one dance with @BettyMWhite!” There is no indication that any of Inaba’s choices might actually take part.
Although the list of competitors is still under wraps, “Full House” alum Jodie Sweetin is strongly suspected to be taking part. Although she’s remained mostly mum on the topic –save a Feb. 4 tweet that read “Omg! So many rumors flying around! We had Maks and Val on an episode of #FullerHouse and now everyone is saying I’m on DWTS! :) I AM a fan!”– her “Fuller House” co-star and “DWTS” season 18 finalist Candace Cameron-Bure hasn’t been quite as quiet. She all-but confirmed Sweetin’s participation during a chat with WetPaint during which she said she’d been giving Sweetin “unsolicited” advice about appearing as a contestant.
Few other details about the upcoming season are known, but that will shortly change, according to spoiler source @DWTSGossip, who on Feb. 9 tweeted a cryptic “Rumor has it… Some dwts news coming by end of the week.” Entertainment editor and correspondent Kristyn Burtt added another nugget of information to the mix when she tweeted “#DWTS: Pros have been told that–as of right now–the rehearsal start date is Feb. 22.”
So who will follow Bindi Irwin as the next “DWTS” champion? Which of the popular pros will take another turn around the ballroom and who will sit out? Keep tabs on reports as they arise.