The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ rumors have been swirling for months, and we told you that ABC wanted to grab on to Olympic medalist Simone Biles — but does she want to do it? And will she? Watch her answer right here.
“I would love to do Dancing with the Stars but so far we have a three month tour after this olympics, so I’m not sure if I’ll have time,” Simone Biles told E! Online recently after the rumors of her joining this season began to flood in. However, don’t count her out just yet — it’s a good thing the show has two seasons a year! “I would really love to do it in the Spring if that’s possible,” she added.
Alright, we can’t really blame the girl for being busy right? However, we would love to see her join, and we know that ABC really wants an Olympic athlete — and if not Simone, then maybe Katie Ledekcky? “They would love to gain both of them for the show but would be equally happy if they could get one,” an insider told us.
Of course, they did want Michael Phelps and/or Ryan Lochte — but right now, it looks like neither of those will happen. Producers have been asking Ryan for years in and have always gotten a “No,” our sources said, but this year it looked possible… until the robbery scandal. “The controversy happened in Rio and they have taken the offer off the table,” our source added.
As for Michael, well, he wants to focus on his family. and leave his legacy be. “He was recently asked [to compete in] the upcoming season, but he wants his legacy to be in the pool and not on the dance floor,” another source said. As for who we will see, we can expect former bachelorette JoJo Fletcher, Disney star Jake T. Austin and General Hospital‘s Emma Samms.
The official announcement will be made closer to the Sept. 12 premiere, but we’re pretty exciting. And here’s hoping we’ll see Simone come Spring!