With one DWTS (Dancing With The Stars) judge leaving and the list of celebrities participating uncertain, what does the future hold for the popular dancing competition? That’s the question as Len Goodman, reigning as judge at the DWTS table for years, has announced he is departing, reported MSN.
Although Len has been contributing to the show since DWTS began, the popular judge is leaving for two reasons. First, he has a new grandson upon whom Goodman wants to dote, and second, he’s judging Strictly Come Dancing for British TV, said Rob Wade, the executive producer for Dancing with the Stars.
However, those who want familiar faces on the DWTS judging panel won’t be disappointed. Both Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will return to rule on who rocked the dance floor and who wrecked it for Season 21. In addition, guest judges will join the new kid on the judging panel, Julianne Hough. And Wade revealed that Len could possibly return at some point.
“He still might be involved in the season at some capacity, but we will have to wait and see. We are planning on having great guest judges for some shows to join Bruno, Carrie Ann and Julianne, and I’m sure we will see Len in the ballroom again soon,” revealed Rob.
As for which professional dancers will compete for the mirror ball trophy on Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, look for Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Karina Smirnoff as the show debuts on September 14, reported ABC News.
Joining those pros on DWTS are Val Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, and Witney Carson.
Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews also are set to return to Dancing with the Stars, which was won by Rumer Willis and Val last season.
However, as the Inquisitr reported, despite Rumer’s triumphant win, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis revealed that she still is being bullied.
But Rumer credits DWTS for giving her courage.
“The first day I danced on-air, I was nervous; I had been struggling, and the dress rehearsal hadn’t gone well. But after I finished I felt more beautiful than I had in my entire life. Not because of how I looked… but because of what I’d accomplished and worked so hard for,” said Willis.
GMA will reveal the celebrities chosen for the new season on September 2. But rumors of who will compete for the DWTS mirror ball trophy are already circulating, reported Star Pulse.
Among those are actress Lindsey Lohan, gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, Scott Disick, Nick Jonas, and Shay Mitchell.
However, one person who is off the reported celebrities list is Caitlyn Jenner, according to her PR spokesperson.
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