Our feet are tapping away just thinking of which celebs will be making their “Dancing With the Stars” debut on season 18 of the beloved ABC reality show. And according to reports, fans of the long running series will be able to get their “DWTS” fill sooner than they thought when the new contestants are announced on Tuesday, March 4.
Oh, yeah -- we’re nearly a week away from learning which red carpet hunnies and hunks will be wooing us with their fancy foot moves in the upcoming season of “DWTS.” The announcement of the new contestants, who will strive to be the last one dancing, will be announced live on “Good Morning America.” The exclusive coverage will occur between 7-9 a.m. ET on ABC.
“The competition begins with an all new cast of celebrities who will brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy,” a press release for “Dancing With the Stars” said.
And fans of the reality show can expect bigger changes than just a new cast! According to reports, Erin Andrews will be replacing Tom Bergeron’s co-host Brooke Burke on season 18 of “DWTS.”
“We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season,” Conrad Green, the show’s executive producer, told ABC News in a statement. “She’s been a wonderful part of the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service.”
Although the show won’t be the same without Burke, Andrews will definitely bring in new viewers with her fierce and fresh attitude. Besides, the journalist knows her stuff when it comes to “DWTS.” Andrews appeared on season 10 of the series, making it all the way to the finals! Talk about impressive.
In addition to a new cast and co-host, there will be a new band. Also, the show “welcomes new music director and composer Ray Chew to the ballroom,” the press release informed fans. “Continuing a tradition of live musical accompaniment, Chew’s band will feature a new line-up of musicians and singers performing music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past.”
Are you excited for the new changes of “DWTS”? Let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to check out which celebs will be dancing their hearts out on the series 18 premiere on Monday, March 17, from 8-p.m. ET.