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DWTS to Return for a Spring “Mini-Season” with an All-Athlete Cast

By Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/29/17 – On Tuesday night, DANCING WITH THE STARS host Tom Bergeron announced that the four-week season would exclusively feature athletes as contestants!  This unique format will bring “participants from all corners of the sports world” onto the stage, according to an ABC press release.  Sports figures’ natural athleticism and discipline of course translate so well to the dance floor!

This DWTS “mini-season” is distinct from the actual Fall 2018 26th season, it seems.  What might this mean for the winners?  Many questions still remain!

As for the biggest question about who the “mini-season” dancers might be, here are some top picks among retired or off-season champions: 

First-Time Contestants:

Kobe Bryant, champion basketball player

Michelle Kwan, champion figure skater

Michael Phelps, champion swimmer

Alex Rodriguez, champion baseball player who is dating Jennifer Lopez (WORLD OF DANCE)

OJ Simpson, champion football player

Tony Stewart, champion racecar driver 

Returning Contestants:

Derek Fisher, champion basketball player

Evander Holyfield, champion boxer

Kyla Ross, champion gymnast

Kristi Yamaguchi, champion figure skater

These are the champions, my friend!  See which ones DANCE to WIN on DWTS.

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