The Season 22 cast of Dancing with the Stars has been officially announced, as have the partnerships. There had already been plenty of buzz about who would be involved in the spring offering of the show, and there were a couple of interesting shifts in the pro slate. Emma Slater will not be on DWTS this time around, and now the fan-favorite professional has commented on the situation.
Many Dancing with the Stars fans were hoping that Emma Slater would still end up in the mix of things this spring, and many had been thinking that she might still wind up on DWTS with a surprise addition. Specifically, there has been buzz that perhaps Emma and Bachelor Ben Higgins would be added after the official cast announcement once his show finale airs in another week. Unfortunately, it seems that is not the case.
Not only is Slater not a pro in this next edition of DWTS, it seems she will not be a troupe member either. This is a move that has many dedicated Dancing with the Stars fans quite upset. While Emma has not won a Mirrorball trophy yet, she has been a pro for the past five seasons and helped several of her partners charm the viewers when, on paper, they didn't look like they necessarily had a shot at winning.