Jodie Sweetin was one of ABC’s biggest TV stars of the ’90s, and now it looks like the network is waiting to carry the Fuller House star home—in the arms of a shirtless, spray-tanned Dancing with the Stars pro.
Jodie Sweetin recently addressed the rumors that she’s going to follow in the footsteps of her TV sister, Candace Cameron Bure, by competing on Dancing with the Stars. Bure appeared on Season 18 of the ABC reality competition, and she and partner Mark Ballas finished a respectable third. Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy and Derek Hough came in second, and Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy waltzed away with the Mirrorball Trophy.
Maksim and his little brother, fellow pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, will actually guest star on Fuller House. When their casting on the Netflix series was announced, it immediately sparked speculation that Jodie Sweetin would be competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Now E! News is reporting that the actress has already signed on for the show, but it seems as though she’s trying to keep her involvement a secret until ABC is ready to make an official announcement about the group of celebrities who will be putting on their dancing shoes this spring.
“You know the rumor has been tossed around now for a couple of seasons, we had Maks [Chmerkovskiy] and Val [Chmerkovskiy] on Fuller House and it seems ever since then people have been like, ‘She’s doing the show!’ It’s a huge compliment,” Sweetin told E! News.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the Chmerkovskiy brothers will play D.J. and Stephanie Tanner’s love interests on Fuller House. If Jodie Sweetin is paired up with Val Chmerkovskiy on the Netflix show and has great chemistry with him, perhaps she’ll also end up getting partnered up with him on Dancing with the Stars.
Sweetin watched Candace Cameron Bure compete on DWTS, and she thinks that her Fuller House sibling “really killed it.” Bure revealed that she’s more than willing to give Sweetin a few dancing tips, and she had some really great things to say about how fun it is to appear on DWTS.
“Anyone who has an opportunity to do that show should do that show. It’s life changing.”
Luckily, Jodie Sweetin says that she loves to dance, and she’s not afraid to put it all out there—she really got into her Whipping and Nae-Nae-ing in a fun Fuller House promo that she filmed with Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber. The Season 21 DWTS cast also did the Nae Nae in their promo videos, so is it possible that the Fuller House dance move choice was meant to foreshadow Jodie’s appearance on DWTS?
When Jodie Sweetin competes on Dancing with the Stars, maybe she’ll get the chance to perform to an original song from Fuller House. According to Bustle, Sweetin’s Full House character grows up to become a free-spirited musician. In other words, Stephanie Tanner is the female version of young Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) in Fuller House.
“When the original series ended, Stephanie was 13, so since then she’s been traveling the world, she’s a musician, a DJ, and she’s just living the fun, single girl life,” Sweetin revealed.
However, Stephanie will have to make an attempt to be a responsible adult after she moves in with her widowed older sister—D.J. Tanner is now the mother of three young boys. D.J. also enlists her BFF (and Stephanie’s former nemesis) Kimmy Gibbler to help her raise her kids. Kimmy has her own teenage daughter to worry about, so she might need just as much parenting help from Deej and Steph.
Before Jodie Sweetin returns to evening TV on Dancing with the Stars, she’ll drop by two daytime ABC shows. According to Broadway World, the actress will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on February 25, and she’ll cook with Clinton Kelly on the February 26 episode of The Chew. This is the same day that Fuller House drops on Netflix, so make sure you make some time to revisit your old TGIF friends waiting just around the bend.
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