Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Confirmed for “Dancing With the Stars”
Kellie is the first “American Idol” alum on the show.
Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke appeared on Good Morning America this morning to confirm that Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd are among the contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Kellie will be partnered with previous champ Derek Hough, while Wynonna is with Sara Evans' former partner Tony Dovolani. Kellie's appearance marks the first time an American Idol alum has danced on the show.
Additional dancers on the ABC competition reality show include boxer Victor Ortiz, soap star Ingo Rademacher, Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman, comedian Andy Dick, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill, comedian D.L. Hughley and NFL star Jacoby Jones.
Wynonna admitted on GMA that she had previously been asked to appear on the show. When prodded as to why this was the time she decided to sign up, she joked, "I'm trying to get down to my goal weight of 8 pounds, 6 ounces."
The new season of Dancing With the Stars begins March 18 on ABC.