By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/29/17 – On Tuesday night, DANCING WITH THE STARS host Tom Bergeron announced that the four-week season would exclusively feature athletes as contestants! This unique format will bring “participants from all corners of the sports world” onto the stage, according to an ABC press release. Sports figures’ natural athleticism and discipline of course translate so well to the dance floor!
This DWTS “mini-season” is distinct from the actual Fall 2018 26th season, it seems. What might this mean for the winners? Many questions still remain!
As for the biggest question about who the “mini-season” dancers might be, here are some top picks among retired or off-season champions:
Kobe Bryant, champion basketball player
Michelle Kwan, champion figure skater
Michael Phelps, champion swimmer
Alex Rodriguez, champion baseball player who is dating Jennifer Lopez (WORLD OF DANCE)
OJ Simpson, champion football player
Tony Stewart, champion racecar driver
Derek Fisher, champion basketball player
Evander Holyfield, champion boxer
Kyla Ross, champion gymnast
Kristi Yamaguchi, champion figure skater
These are the champions, my friend! See which ones DANCE to WIN on DWTS.