The cast of Dancing with the Stars season 22 is nearly complete, even though ABC is still five days away from officially announcing it. We’ve already reported on spoilers for 10 of the couples who will be participating, and now comes an 11th, and the second star this season with a discernible Donald Trump connection.
According to PureDWTS, FOX News reporter and pundit Geraldo Rivera is joining the cast, and he’s being accompanied by pro Edyta Sliwinska, making her return to the ballroom after being absent since season 10.
Geraldo is no stranger to reality TV, competing on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. He made it all the way to the finale, but was fired and lost to Leeza Gibbons.
At 72, Geraldo Rivera will be the fourth-oldest man to ever compete on DWTS, behind Buzz Aldrin, Tommy Chonhg and Billy Dee Williams. But anyone who follows him online knows that he isn’t afraid to take his shirt off and given his Puerto Rican roots, he’ll probably be eager to take on some Latin styles.
His partner, Edyta Sliwinska, participated in the first 10 seasons of DWTS, but then left the show. She has since had a child with her husband, former DWTS pro Alec Mazo.
At this point, there is likely only one or two couples left we don’t know about. There’s definitely another male star out there, who will probably be partnered with Lindsay Arnold. Some recent seasons have had 13 couples, but more often than not it’s just 12, divided evenly among genders. So far, here are the other 10 couples we know about competing against Geraldo and Edyta.
–Former NFL player Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff
–Facts of Life star Kim Fields and Sasha Farber
–The O.C. star Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev
–Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and Witney Carson
–Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani
–NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess
–Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy
–Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe
–Deaf America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd
–UFC fighter Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas
The full cast of Dancing with the Stars season 22 will be officially revealed Tuesday, March 8 on Good Morning America. The competition begins Monday, March 21 at 8pm on ABC.
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