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Riker Lynch: 5 Things To Know About The New ‘DWTS’ Hottie

Tue, March 17, 2015 1:48pm EDT by Lauren Cox 3 Comments

Interested in that blonde rocker who stole the show during the ‘DWTS’ premiere? Let us introduce you to Riker Lynch!

Riker Lynch, 23, is ready to show off his incredible dancing skills on the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars with his partner, Allison Holker, 27. But before he can do that you’ll definitely have to get to know a little bit more about him!

Riker Lynch Facts: Things To Know About ‘DWTS’ Hottie

Did you miss that amazing jive dance that Riker and Allison performed on the March 16 premiere episode of DWTS? Don’t worry, you can check that out above — and then read ALL about your new favorite dancer, Riker, below!

1.) He’s In A Band With His Siblings

That’s right, those rock star vibes didn’t just come out of nowhere. Riker plays the bass in R5, a band that also includes his brothers Ross and Rocky, and his sister, Rydel! Their friend, Ellington Ratliff, rounds out the band as their drummer.

2.) Riker Has Appeared On ‘Glee’

Yes, it’s true! Riker also has a history of acting. From 2010 to 2013, he appeared on 12 episodes of Glee as Jeff, a member of The Warblers!

3.) He’s Related To Julianne & Derek Hough

Who knew DWTS was all in the family? It turns out that Riker, and his siblings, are all second cousins with DWTS veterans, Julianne and Derek. How cool is that?

4.) Riker Appeared On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Riker has a history of being a pretty awesome dancer. In 2009 he danced on the hit reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, with a group called The Rage Boyz Crew. Check out the performance below:

5.) R5 Might Perform Their New Single On ‘DWTS’

Now that Riker is on the show and has the total hookup, he really wants to see his band, R5, perform during an episode. They would hopefully be performing “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight,” which is their latest single. So cool!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you rooting for Riker to win DWTS? Comment below and tell us what you think!

— Lauren Cox