Sadie Robertson, the 17-year-old darling daughter of Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, has partnered up with pro dancer Mark Ballas for season 19 of Dancing With The Stars. And the two just released a video via Instagram announcing the name of their team. (Watch below.)
When Ballas couldn’t quite get out the tongue twister, Sadie quickly helped him out, saying, “Quack Attack! Be a part of the Quack Pack,” before flapping her arms like bird wings and quacking.
How cute is that? The two obviously have already forged a great relationship, and the affection between the two of them seems real and spontaneous. Certainly, Sadie’s background has helped her charm viewers. After six seasons of Duck Dynasty, the teen is used to being constantly filmed and is obviously at ease with being herself no matter how many cameras may be rolling.
Apparently, it’s been a long-time dream for Sadie to compete on Dancing With The Stars, according to mom Korie Robertson. As she told US Weekly, “I think our kids are really natural in front of the camera and they have fun with it.” She added, “Sadie I think wants to maybe be in a talk show and she wants to be on Dancing with the Stars!”
As for dad Willie, Duck Commander CEO, he is a little nervous for his daughter. As he told Fox & Friends, “She came and asked me could she do it, and I said ‘Yes,’ and she started dancing right there… dancing all around the house. As a parent, you’re nervous… but I love her partner, love her dance partner.”
Her partner, 28-year-old Mark Ballas has been on Dancing with the Stars since 2007. He’s broken several records on the show, including earliest perfect score with partner Sabrina Bryan and highest debut score with partner Kristi Yamaguchi.
Sadie and her partner Mark will be competing against 12 other celebrity contestants, including Alfonso Ribeiro of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Janel Parrish of Pretty Little Liars and Jonathan Bennett from Mean Girls. Other celebrities include Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley and Lea Thompson.
But if Sadie continues to be as natural and adorable as this video proves, it’s easy to see how she could quickly become a fan favorite!
Dancing With the Stars premieres on Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
What do you think? Will you be rooting for the “Quack Pack”?