The Dancing With the Stars cast announcement is only one week away and the pros are dishing about just which athletes they’d love to see on the shortened season.
Sharna Burgess, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Gleb Savchenko and Artem Chigvintsev all spoke to ET about which athletes they have their eye on.
For Alan, Gleb and Artem – they have their eyes on Olympians.
“I watched the Olympics this season, just because I was like, ‘A lot of these people might be on the show,’” Alan shared. “[Snowboarder] Chloe Kim looks awesome, and she has a really good personality, a really good energy, good spirit, so she’d be really cool.”
He also agrees with Gleb and Artem about having a figure skater for a partner.
Gleb shared, “I would love to have as a partner someone who has done something connected to music. Probably a figure skater. Someone young, someone with energy. And just someone really who wants to win. I need a mirrorball.”
Artem is also here for that mirrored ball: “A figure skater would be awesome. I’ll tell you, whoever will get me that mirrorball trophy, how about that?”
Meanwhile, Sharna and Witney are looking at other sports, like basketball and football.
Witney has her eyes set on basketball star LeBron James, and even named Adam Rippon as one of her dream people to join.
For Sharna, she’s hoping to be teamed up with another basketball player, like “Kobe Bryant, because, well… Kobe!,” or an NFL star.
“I think Colin Kaepernick has an incredible story to tell,” she adds. “Or Julian Edelman from the Patriots, because I may or may not have a little crush on him.”
The Dancing With The Stars cast and pro announcement will happen on April 13th, with the season premiering on Monday, April 30th on ABC.
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