US Weekly magazine has a source that confirms that current Bachelor, Chris Soules, is the yet-to-be-officially announced Dancing with the Stars competitor.
When the celebs competing on the 20th edition of the ABC dance competition were announced on Good Morning America Feb. 24, one name was missing — the star partnered up with dance pro Witney Carson.
DWTS host Tom Bergeron said at the time, “Her partner couldn’t rose — I mean rise so early to be here,” and now Us can confirm that his misspeak wasn’t just a slip of the tongue.
A source told Us Weekly that Soules has been meeting with DWTS producers over the past few weeks to understand what, exactly, his run on the show will entail. He even called fellow Bachelor Sean Lowe — a Dancing With the Stars alum — for advice.
This rumor has been circulating for weeks, to the point that most fans assumed Chris was the missing contestant and that ABC was saving the announcement for the Bachelor finale.
Dancing With the Stars season 20 premieres on Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.