It was announced on Good Morning America today that The Bachelor’s “newly engaged” Sean Lowe, has joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars. He’ll be teamed up with pro, Petra Murgatroyd.

Rumors had been swirling about Lowe’s participation for weeks now, so this piece of news is no surprise.

DWTS premieres Monday, March 18 on ABC. The results show premieres in Week Two with the first elimination on Tuesday March 26.

Read the press release below:

“The Bachelor’s” SEAN LOWE joins THE CAST OF “Dancing with the Stars,” PREMIERING MONDAY, MARCH 18 ON ABC

 “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” Premieres in Week Two, With the First Elimination on Tuesday, March 26

As announced this morning exclusively on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” newly engaged Sean Lowe (“The Bachelor”) is to join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” The popular show twirls its way back onto American television screens to kick off Season 16, live MONDAY, MARCH 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) with a thrilling two-hour season premiere. The season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” airs TUESDAY, MARCH 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET).

SEAN LOWE — Sean Lowe has set hearts aflutter as the star of the “The Bachelor,” which just concluded its 17th season on ABC. Having found new love, Sean is engaged to Catherine Giudici. His “rosy” journey to “The Bachelor” was not without its, well…thorns. Originally a contestant on the eighth edition of “The Bachelorette,” Sean was eliminated right before the show’s finale. But heartbreak didn’t derail his pursuit of love and happiness, as he soon signed on as ABC’s next “Bachelor.” A successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur, Sean prides himself on his close-knit family. He went to Kansas State University on a full football scholarship and, as a linebacker, was part of the 2003 Big 12 Conference Championship team. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in social science. Sean began his career in finance, following in his father’s footsteps in the insurance industry, before committing to his new enterprise, owning and running an upscale, custom furniture business. SEAN LOWE partners with PETA MURGATROYD.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

 
  • girlygirltoo

    Odds that he’ll still be “engaged” by the time DWTS airs? 0.0000000000001%

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Didn’t Maks and Peta just break their engagement after last season? I agree, he probably won’t be engaged after a few weeks on DWTS. That’s life…

  • forwarddad

    Ugh. Go away Sean. Plan your life with Catherine. .

  • MissMyEm

    I would think Sean was too busy planning his “huge TV wedding” to be on this show, but I suppose money talks. Also don’t get what all this sudden hype about the ladies loving Sean is about, considering when all the polls were out as to who people wanted the next Bachelor to be among, Arie, Roberto and Sean…that Sean, once again came in 3rd. Anyway…this season seems meh. We will see Derek once again in the Top 3. My prediction is the sports guy (sorry I don’t follow basketball or football) also in the Top 3. Is he dancing with Cheryl? I can’t recall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Who?