Dancing With The Stars 2018: Full Cast For Season 26’s All-Athletes Edition Revealed
Since really hitting its stride in season three, Dancing With the Stars has aired every September and March without fail, so fans were beginning to panic when March 2018 came and went and there was no word of season 26. Luckily, there is nothing to fear as season 26 will premiere on April 30, 2018 and on Friday, April 13, the full cast for season 26 was revealed on Good Morning America! Season 26 might have been delayed, but it could be because of some changes including welcoming a new showrunner and featuring for the first time ever an all-athlete celebrity cast. Longtime Dancing With the Stars fans will also notice an absence of some longtime pros including Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. After many rumors and some sneak peeks, check out the full cast for season 26 of Dancing With the Stars: Athletes:
10. Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko
Arike Ogunbowale is still riding the waves of being named the Most Valuable Player after the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament in which her school Notre Dame won it all. The talented basketball player may only be a junior, but she is used to winning after being a 5-time USA Basketball medalist (four golds and one silver). She will have to see if her natural athleticism translates to the dancefloor with her pro partner Gleb Savchenko who is heading into season 26 with only four other seasons as a pro under his belt. The closest he has come to a win was in season 23 when he and actress/singer Jana Kramer placed fourth.
9. Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson
American Olympian Chris Mazdzer shined bright at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang when he took home the silver medal in the Men’s Single Luge, making him the first ever American athlete to win a medal in the event. Now Mazdzer is hoping to take home more than second place as he competes in season 26 of Dancing With the Stars with professional partner Witney Carson. Carson is looking to replicate her iconic season in season 19 when she and actor Alfonso Ribeiro took home the Mirrorball Trophy in one of the show’s most memorable seasons.