Paula Deen isn’t the first person we’d think of to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’, but she’ll be dancing her way through season 21 with the best of them. She’s even already showed off her dancing chops in a funny video on Instagram — watch!
Paula Deen, 68, combined her kitchen skills with her dancing skills in a super funny video on Sept. 2. She’ll be a part of the new season of Dancing With The Stars, and if this Instagram clip if any indication, we can expect Paula to have a good time while putting on a great show. If her partner, Louis Van Amstel, 43, doesn’t know what he’s dealing with yet, he’d better stay on his toes…because Paula is a firecracker!
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The official Dancing With The Stars Instagram account posted this riotous Paula clip as part of a series of cast intros. The caption alone is enough to send you into a fit of giggles: “#PaulaDeen is cooking the whip and nae nae. #dwts” In the video, Paula tosses a disco ball around in the air while wearing an elaborately sequined gown in her decked-out kitchen (those copper pans, ugh) and whisks an empty bowl to the pounding beat of Silento‘s “Watch Me”. Let’s be real: Paula has already won this thing. There is basically no competition. Watch the video here:
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Paula is a hot commodity right now, but she’s up against some amazing competitors. Good Morning America revealed the list of celebs and their dancing expert counterparts on Sept. 2: Nick Carter will dance with Sharna Burgess; Tamar Braxton is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy and Andy Grammer will compete with Alison Holker, to name just a few. You can see the full cast list here!
There have actually been a lot of changes this season, so we aren’t exactly sure what to expect. For one, judge Len Goodman won’t be returning this season, so each week will feature a guest judge in his place at the table besides Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough. The show won’t be the same without you, Len!
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