This news is anything but rude. PureDWTS has confirmed a third couple that will compete on Dancing with the Stars season 22, and while the star is one who has been rumored for a while, her partner may come as a bit of a surprise.

The site reports that Jodie Sweetin, best known as Stephanie Tanner in Full House and Netflix’s recently-released reboot Fuller House, will be one of the stars competing for the Mirror Ball. The bigger news is that her partner will be Keo Motsepe.

This will be Keo’s fourth season as a pro on DWTS, and with a partner who has a dance background, Sweetin might be his best chance of going far. In seasons 19 and 21, Keo was the first one eliminated (with partners Lolo Jones and Chaka Khan) and he was eliminated second in season 20 with Charlotte McKinney.

In other words, as long as Jodie Sweetin doesn’t get voted out in the first two weeks, she’ll be Keo’s best partner ever. And that seems likely given her recent popularity with Netflix’s Fuller House being released on February 26 and the fact that Sweetin is no stranger to dancing (not to mention tips from her Fuller House co-star, Candace Cameron-Bure, who finished third in season 18).

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It was previously reported that UFC fighter Paige VanZant will compete with Mark Ballas while deaf America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco will dance with Peta Murgatroyd. It’s also rumored that NFL star Antonio Brown will dance with Sharna Burgess and Facts of Life star Kim Fields will be a contestant.

The full cast of Dancing with the Stars season 22 will be revealed Tuesday, March 8 on Good Morning America. The competition begins, Monday, March 21 at 8pm on ABC.

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