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An EW exclusive: The latest celeb to join ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Wayne_lFrom EW senior writer Lynette Rice:

Though ABC hasn’t officially announced the roster, EW has learned that Wayne Newton (pictured), aka Mr. Las Vegas, will follow in the tanned footsteps of George Hamilton and John O’Hurley when he joins Dancing with the Stars this fall. At 65, Newton still tours with the USO and makes regular appearances in his hometown of Vegas.

No word yet on which professional dancer he’ll be paired with, or on the identities of his fellow competitors — but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Bob Barker since he’s free as a bird (hey, a girl can dream!). ABC would not confirm or deny Newton’s participation.

Judge Carrie Ann and Season 4 winner Apolo Ohno will announce the next lineup Aug. 29 on Good Morning America.