‘Dancing With the Stars’—Who Has What It Takes to Go All the Way in Fall 2017?
On season 25 of Dancing With the Stars, the latest motley crew includes a Property Brother (Drew Scott), an ’80s pop sensation (Debbie Gibson) and a Shark Tank boss (Barbara Corcoran). But who will prove most formidable?
Of course, 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey (above, with pro partner Peta Murgatroyd) gets a leg up thanks to his boy-band background—although he will have to overcome the mental hurdle of competing against wife/TV personality Vanessa Lachey. “They may require some marriage counseling,” jokes host Tom Bergeron.
Then there are the jocks: Ex-NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, former NBA star Derek Fisher, Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen and WWE pro Nikki Bella. “You’d be hard-pressed to say that any category outside of athletes has done better on our show,” Bergeron says. “They’re used to being coached.” Still, all predictions could go out the window as soon as the music starts up. Says Bergeron, “You really don’t know how the soup tastes until you’re done cooking it.”
Dancing With the Stars, Season Premiere, Monday, Sept. 18, 8/7c, ABC