chicago – Dancing with the Stars will air on ABC starting Tuesday night with a new celebrity cast and hosting team!
Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough talk what fans can expect from the new season.
“We have so many celebrities and great stories. I can’t wait to see how they perform on the dance floor,” Ribeiro said.
“It’s kind of like going back to the roots. We’re back at ABC. I’m back. It feels very nostalgic. I’ve been here a long time,” Hough said.
Both Hough and Ribeiro have been where these teams are and shared what kind of advice they can offer the teams.
“Your authenticity is your superpower, so the more you can be vulnerable, share and open. It’s not always the most technically skilled dancers who win the show. It’s the ones who show their heart, show their Stories, people showing their struggles and taking us on a journey with them,” Hough said. “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about being the best. It’s about being the whole, authentic you.”
“Be yourself, be raw, be open. Let them in. Let the audience feel and see you for who you are and fully let them in,” Ribeiro said.
“If you’re having fun, we’re having fun, and we’re definitely going to have fun with you,” Hough added.
Chicago has had a recent winner, Iman Shumpert, and the city is a big supporter of the show.
“Okay, listen, get up off the lake, I know this is the Windy City, so come in every Tuesday night, tune in to ABC and watch this great show,” Ribeiro said.
“I want to do this forever,” Hough said.
“I’m signed permanently,” Ribeiro laughed.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres Tuesday night at 5pm PST/7pm CDT/8pm EST/on ABC. The show will also be available on Disney+ and Hulu the next day.