Backstreet’s back, alright! Nick Carter has joined the cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ and many have speculated that he already has an advantage because of his boy band past. They have no idea how right they are…
Nick Carter, 35, already has a mentor when it comes to getting his game ready for Dancing With The Stars Season 21: former fellow Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough, 42, one of our EXCLUSIVE sources told us! Our hearts are racing at this nostalgia right now! Anyone who thought that Nick would have a leg up on the competition because of his background was right; the power of two boybanders is going to be hard to beat.
Howie and Nick go way back, obviously, to when the Backstreet Boys reigned supreme, and fought for control of the hearts of teenage girls everywhere against N*SYNC. A ton of that appeal came from their sweet, sweet moves; who doesn’t remember the music videos for “Everybody” or “I Want It That Way”? You’re totally swooning right now.
Nick knew exactly who he needed on his side to get that Mirrorball trophy on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars: his old pal Howie, who helped him and the rest of the guys become the dancers they are today.
“Nick has already been getting some coaching by Howie,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Howie has been trained professionally when he was a kid and is by far the best dancer in the group. He’s helped all of the guys dance over the years. Now he’s making sure Nick looks great on Dancing With The Stars, giving him pointers and suggestions. It’s already helped.”
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We love that not only are these two are still friends, but that Howie is apparently making sure that he’s doing everything to make sure Nick can dominate on the dance floor. We bet he’ll be in the audience cheering him on, too! Wonder if the other guys will show?
HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Howie and Nick are apparently working together?
— Samantha Wilson, Reporting By Tim Plant