We can’t stop watching the Olympics, but we know that in the fall, we’ll be looking for the next best dancers — but could they be one in the same? ABC is eyeing some of Rio’s top athletes, including Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky, HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned!
“The producers are watching the Olympics like the rest of the world and are looking to offer both Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles the chance to be on the show,” a show insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They would love to gain both of them for the show but would be equally happy if they could get one.”
Another athlete on the mind of ABC execs? Well, Michael Phelps, of course. “Michael has been asked before (to do DWTS) and he was recently asked [to compete in] the upcoming season,” a source told us. “And though he has considered it, he doesn’t want to do it; he wants his legacy to be in the pool and not on the dance floor.”
We told you that Olympic athletes were leading the pact of possible contestants for next season, but that’s not all — there may be some who are looking for love. “Plus someone of Bachelor fame will be on this season as well,” our source explained. “Names should start materializing in a few weeks.”
Of course, there have been a great deal of athletes — whether it Olympians or professional — on the show who have done amazing. Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson won season 8 of DWTS. But Bachelor alums can dance like crazy, too! Melissa Rycroft from Jason Mesnick’s season won the All-Stars season of the dancing competition in 2015. So, who will DWTS producers get for next season? Who knows.
HollywoodLifers, would you want to see Katie or Simone on DWTS? Who are your picks? Michael? Let us know!