Dancing with the Stars just made another casting choice. Apparently another Olympian is joining the show. Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars will feature Gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez competing.
16-year old Hernandez will compete against her fellow Olympian Ryan Lochte, The Fosters alum Jake T. Austin, Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick, social media and TV personality Amber Rose, R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, General Hospital star Emma Samms and Little Women: LA star Terra Jole. In addition to that Derek and Julianne Hough will be returning to the show as a dancer and judge, respectively while dancer Maksim Chmerkovsky will also be returning.
Hernandez will have to work hard to fill the shoes of the last Olympic gymnast who competed on Dancing with the Star. It was Shawn Johnson who actually won the Mirror Ball trophy in the 8th season. Coming back to the show in 2012 for an all-star season, she was the second behind Melissa Rycroft.
For the full casting announcement of Dancing with the Stars, you will have to wait until Tuesday’s Good Morning America. Dancing with the Stars will return to ABC on Monday, September 12.