The rumors swirled that singer/songwriter, Andy Grammer (“Honey I’m Good”) is part of the Dancing with the Stars 21 cast. Now it’s official! Andy made the announcement this morning on the Ryan Seacrest KIIS FM radio show.
Great news! Sadly, there’s some bad news too. Peta Murgatroyd, set to be his pro partner, won’t be joining Andy on the dance floor this season due to injury.
“I’ve had one meeting so far with my partner who apparently got hurt, which is a super bummer,” Andy said. “So have to get another partner, which is terrible. I really liked her! Her name is Peta Murgatroyd. I can kind of move and be on beat, but I was telling her, everything she wanted me to do was like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast.”
When Ryan asked if he was a good dancer, Andy answered truthfully, “Not really!” Listen to the full interview below.
Here’s all the DWTS 21 Intel we have so far:
Celebrities reportedly joining the cast: Celebrity chef Paula Deen, via ENews. E News is also reporting that Kim Zolciak, from The Real Housewives of Atlanta is set to dance this season. According to US Weekly, The Bachelorette contestant everybody loved to hate, Nick Viall has met with producers and could be joining the cast.
Pro Dancers: Nine of the 12 pros were revealed on GMA last week: Karina Smirnoff comes back after sitting last season out, while returning champ Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess and
Peta Murgatroyd will all be twirling celebrities around the dance floor. You can also add Keo Motsepe and Emma Slater to that list, according to intel from twitter and other sources.
Additionally, we’ve got confirmation on some pro/celeb pairings, according to sources gleaned from PureDWTS.com and @DWTS360
Alexa Vega and Mark Ballas
Chaka Kahn and Keo Motsepe
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess
Carlos Pena, Jr and Witney Carson
Andy Grammer and
Peta Murgatroyd TBA
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater
Paula Deen and Artem Chigvintsev
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough