Watch out for your kneecaps! (Kidding!)
Tonya Harding will be on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and Olympic figureskater and media darling Adam Rippon will also be joining the cast.
The finale of Dancing With The Stars was last November, and it’s about time that the world learns who’ll be starring on this next season.
Well, Us Weekly reports that Tonya Harding will be one of the “stars” who will be dancing.
Harding was infamous in the ’90s after her ex-husband … who was also her bodyguard … orchestrated a “hit” on Nancy Kerrigan, designed to injure Harding’s rival so that she could not compete.
Harding did not order it herself, and complains that she has been unfairly condemned for it. But she did admit to knowing about the attack before it happened.
It’s worth noting that Kerrigan has competed on Dancing With The Stars before, during season 24.
This will be the dance competition’s first-ever all-athletes season, so this controversial Olympian won’t be alone.
Olympian Adam Rippon made headlines earlier this year over his back-and-forth conflict with Vice President Mike Pence.
Rippon is openly gay, Pence is notorious for holding extremely anti-gay views.
Donald Trump himself has reportedly joked that Pence would prefer to see gay Americans be executed by hanging.
And Pence’s history of espousing extremely conservative views and carrying those beliefs into government speaks for itself.
Rippon, however, turns out to be a media darling, adored by American fans for his unbridled honesty and his sense of humor.
He’ll make a great addition to this upcoming season.
As one of the best figureskaters on the planet, he’ll also be one hell of a dancer.
Jamie Anderson will also be on Dancing With The Stars.
She is an extraordinarily talented snowboarder.
Anderson is one of the top slopestyle riders in the world, and demonstrated this at the Sochii Winter Olympics in 2014 and in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.
With four gold medals, five silver medals, and two bronze medals, she’s proven that she’s devastating in the snow.
But how will that translate to dance?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Tonya Harding reentered the spotlight recently with the Oscar-nominated film, I, Tonya.
It appears that she hopes that this film can be part of her redemption in the eyes of the public.
“The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all,” she lamented last December. “I’m always the bad person.”
Honestly, she hasn’t always done herself that many favors, as she has sometimes taken odd stances in interviews over the years.
It will be interesting to see how well she takes the inevitable jokes at her expense when she appears on Dancing With The Stars.
To be clear, ABC has yet to officially confirm that Harding, Rippon, and Anderson will be on this season.
They’ll announce the full list of “stars” on Friday, April 13th, on Good Morning America.
Considering how interesting these three names are, we have to wonder who else will be among their competition.
And, for that matter, who their dance partners will be.