Who will be competing on Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars”? That seems to be the question on every "DWTS" fan's mind since the 20th anniversary installment concluded. And apparently, audiences of the hit ABC series aren’t the only ones speculating on which red carpet celebrity could be the next winner of the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, dance pro Cheryl Burke, who ended her “DWTS” stint in 2014, revealed who she thinks would be a perfect contestant to compete during the upcoming season, set to premiere on ABC on Monday, Sept. 14.
“I think Caitlyn [Jenner] would be amazing on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’" the “DWTS” veteran said. “The whole family has basically done it. I danced with Rob [Kardashian]. Kim [Kardashian] did it.”
Kim competed during the seventh season of the series with Mark Ballas. But the reality star’s last dance came sooner than she'd expected when she became the third contestant to be eliminated from the competition. By contrast, Rob did significantly better than his big sister, earning second place during Season 13 with Burke by his side.
But maybe the third time’s the charm! Maybe Caitlyn could finally win the sparkling statue for the Jenner/Kardashian clan during Season 21 of “DWTS” (that is, if she participates). She’d probably have a pretty good chance at taking home the Mirror Ball Trophy -- after all, she is an Olympian! In 1976, Caitlyn, who recently came out as a transgender woman, won the gold in the men’s decathlon event in the summer Olympics in Montreal.
Burke, who is currently starring on the NBC variety show “I Can Do That,” also suggested who would make a great partner for Caitlyn. "Caitlyn and Tony Dovolani would look great together," Burke told Entertainment Tonight. "Or actually, Caitlyn and Val [Chmerkovskiy]."
Who do you think would make a good partner for Caitlyn Jenner if she decided to compete next season? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune in to “Dancing With the Stars” when the series airs its Season 21 premiere on Monday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.