Season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars” just got a whole lot sexier! According to reports, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. -- and his washboard abs -- will be competing during the 2014 season of your favorite ABC reality series.
Although the network has yet to confirm this ballroom addition, E! News revealed sources have teased that fans should expect to see the “General Hospital” star shake it when the pairs competition returns this fall on Monday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. EDT.
The full “DWTS” cast will be announced on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, Sept. 4, so there's still time for fans of the long-running series to theorize about which celebs might be cha-chaing their way to the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Sabato Jr. won’t be the only thrilling addition to the 2014 season of “DWTS.” It was recently revealed that Julianne Hough, a former guest-judge and two-time champ on the series, will rejoin the show, this time as a regular judge.
"I'm so excited to be back with my ‘DWTS’ family again on a regular basis," Hough said in regards to joining Len Goodman, Bruno Toniolo and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table. "I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I'm acting, dancing or singing, and I'm thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits. I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I'm ready to have fun in this new role."
And we’re sure she will -- especially because Hough’s new role will allow her to critique her pro-dancer brother Derek, who is set to partner with a celebrity contestant this season. Who doesn’t love a good sibling drama?
Other pros appearing on Season 19 of “DWTS” include Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burk, Val Chmerkovsky, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvinstev, Allison Holker, Keo Mostepe, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater.
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