Several famous figure skaters will join a football player, a softball pitcher, a snowboarder, and an ex-NBA center for a special all-athletes edition of Dancing With the Stars.
Since the addition of American Idol has encroached on DWTS’ usual 10-to-11-week running time, the celebrity hoofers will only have four weeks to go after that mirror-ball trophy. Sadly, they won’t have super pros like Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, or the brothers Chmerkovskiy to help them snag the prize. They’re sitting this one out while other pros like Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, and Witney Carson will be tagging in for season 26.
Here are the 10 athletes who were announced Friday morning on Good Morning America:
Adam Rippon, Olympian figure skater, paired with Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale, college basketball player, with Gleb Savchenko
Chris Mazdzer, Olympian Luger, with Witney Carson
Jamie Anderson, Olympia snowboarder, with Artem Chigvintsev
Jennie Finch Daigle, former softball pitcher, with Keo Motsepe
Johnny Damon, former MLB outfielder, with Emma Slater
Josh Norman, NFL cornerback, with Sharna Burgess
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA superstar, with Lindsay Arnold
Mirai Nagasu, Olympian figure skater, with Alan Bersten
Tonya Harding, former competitive skater, with Sasha Farber
The all-athlete edition of DWTS premieres at 8 p.m. E.T. on April 30.