Has the 12th and final Season 20 contestant of “Dancing with the Stars” been revealed? Not so fast.
According to Us Magazine, current “Bachelor” star Chris Soules will lace up his dancing shoes after he hands out his final rose to appear on the 10th anniversary season of “DWTS.” However, ABC has not officially named him as the 12th and final Season 20 cast member.
Chris will reportedly attempt to shimmy his way to victory with last season’s Mirror Ball Champion Witney Carson. But does Prince Farming have the dancing chops to become the newest winner of the long-running ABC competition?
The Bachelor previously divulged to Us Weekly that while he might not be able to hold a tune, he can certainly bust out a move -- well, maybe just “a little.”
Chris' participation has been speculated about for weeks. Reports that the ABC star would be involved in the reality show went viral after a suspicious flub was made by "DWTS" host Tom Bergeron. While unveiling the Season 20 cast on Good Morning America Feb. 24, the host of the dancing series revealed that the mysterious 12th contestant would be announced at a later date because he wasn’t a morning person.
“[Witney’s] partner couldn’t rose -- I mean rise so early to be here,” Bergeron teased, leaving us to believe that his slip of the tongue might be a nod to “The Bachelor.”
Viewers continued to theorize Chris' addition to Season 20 of “DWTS” after the handsome farmer divulged his desire to one day compete on the show.
"At this point, why not?" he said to E! News after being asked if he would consider Cha-Chaing on the ABC series. "I went through ‘The Bachelorette’ and never thought I'd do that and did it and it was a great experience. Now being the Bachelor, it's been an extraordinary experience... I'm open to a lot of opportunities; I'd be willing to consider these sorts of things. But I'm going to do what's best for me and do what's right and what I feel is right for my future."
Despite Chris’ confidence, a source revealed that he’s “not totally sure what he’s getting himself into,” which is why he called up Sean Lowe, a former “Bachelor” star who also competed on the ballroom floor, for advice.
“It will be fascinating to see how well he does," the source added.
Do you think Chris Soules will make it far in the Season 20 competition? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions and don’t forget to tune in to the 2015 installment when “Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.