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Simone Biles, Mr. T and More Supposedly In for Upcoming Season of Dancing With the Stars

By: Joe Hyer

February 24, 2017

The cast for the season 24 of Dancing With the Stars is coming together and it appears to include: two former Olympians, a retired wrestler, and a Bachelor star. A former presidential candidate, however, has allegedly turned down the offer to join the cast, according to reports.

Variety reports that the upcoming season of the hit ABC show is likely to feature Mr. T (actor and former wrestler), Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast) and Nick Viall (current star of The Bachelor) all competing for the mirror ball trophy Biles will not be the only Olympian competing in this season’s competition, as figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is also expected to join the cast. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez won the last season of Dancing With the Stars. A member of the musical group Fifth Harmony could also join the cast, but it is not clear which lady is in talks to join the cast.

Rumors had been swirling that former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could join the cast of the reality dance competition, but US Weekly reports that won’t be happening. Producers apparently asked Clinton if she would be interested in competing on the show, but she turned the invitation down, according to US Weekly. 

Of course, all of this is technically just speculation until the cast is officially announced. ABC has not commented on any casting decisions, but season 24 of Dancing With the Stars begins on March 20 on ABC.