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Nick Carter & Alexa PenaVega Joining Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 21

Mon, August 24, 2015 4:23pm EDT by Avery Thompson Add first Comment
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Get ready for an epic new season of ‘Dancing With The Stars!’ A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that ‘Backstreet Boy’ Nick Carter and actress Alexa PenaVega will be hitting the ballroom in season 21!

Bindi Irwin, 17, was the first celebrity to be announced for Dancing With The Stars season 21, and now HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned two more stars who will be joining the show — Nick Carter, 35, and Alexa PenaVega, 26! Boy, the competition is going to be intense this season!


Nick and Alex will be on the show next season, a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. So exciting! They will be great additions to the cast and will definitely spice up the dance floors with their moves.

Nick is no stranger to dancing. After all, he’s one-fifth of one of the great boy bands of all time — the Backstreet Boys! But this time he’ll be dancing solo. Nick is currently filming Syfy’s new TV movie, Dead 7, alongside his bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean.

Alexa is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies. She has been recurring on the hit ABC show Nashville as Kiley Brenner. She also had a role on The CW’s The Tomorrow People in 2014. She married Big Time Rush star Carlos Pena, Jr. in 2014.

The show will be without one of its key members this year — Len Goodman. The longtime judge decided he would not be returning for season 21. Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough will return as judges.

Dancing With The Stars premieres Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Stay tuned to HollywoodLife.com for all the DWTS scoop!

HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the new season of Dancing With The Stars? Do you think Nick and Alexa will be good additions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

— Avery Thompson, with reporting by Russ Weakland