Watch: Adam Rippon Reveals His Major Concerns About Being On 'DWTS'
He's worried his figure skating skills won't translate on the dance floor.
The cast of Dancing with the Stars was just revealed on Thursday morning, and for the first time ever… it’s an athletes-only edition!
Ten legendary athletes, including the infamous Tonya Harding, will be competing for the coveted mirrorball trophy, and we caught up with some of them to see what their thoughts are about the upcoming season.
One athlete who has worry on his mind already is Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who took home the bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this year.
He’s concerned that his figure skating moves won’t translate at all on the dance floor. “You know, I am a performer, but attached to my ankles I unfortunately have two sloppy, floppy biscuits,” he revealed next to his dance partner Jenna Johnson. “Wet ones. The antibacterial wipes, that’s what attached to my ankles… nothing.”
Being an athlete in a dance environment is a concern for some of the others as well. “Being graceful,” Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch Daigle said about what she’s most nervous about. “Softball player, 6’1.. there’s a lot of body here so he (Keo Motsepe) has his work cut out for him.”
For others, it’s all about dealing with the basic fundamentals outside of being a star athlete. “Walking. Figuring out how to walk correctly… forget dancing. I can’t even walk!” joked luger Chris Mazdzer next to his partner Whitney Carson. Will each of these athletes overcome their own adversities and win it all? Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars premieres April 30th at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Watch the clip above! Who are you rooting for the most on the upcoming season of DWTS? Sound off in the comments!