Dancing with The Stars: Athletes Spoilers: Contestants and Pros

When American Idol scales back to Sundays only after next week’s Top 24 performances, a four week mini Dancing with the Stars season will begin. Today (April 12) ABC revealed the 10 pros who will be dancing in the special all-athletes season.

Franky will return to live blog the Dancing With The Stars:Athletes when it debuts on Monday April 30 (Sidnote: He’ll also be taking over the So You Think You Can Dance coverage this summer! So watch for that).

Additionally, the cast will be revealed on Good Morning America Friday morning (April 13). But of course, a few of the contestants have leaked ahead of the big reveal. So far:

  • Tonya Harding – Disgraced figure skater (Hoo boy)
  • Adam Rippon – Beloved Winter Olympics ice skater (think he and Tonya will get along? Hm)
  • Jamie Anderson – Olympic Snowboarder
  • Jennie Finch – Softball Star
  • Josh Norman – NFL Cornerback (Plays for the Redskins)

The Pros:

  • Sharna Burgess
  • Lindsay Arnold
  • Emma Slater
  • Alan Bersten
  • Sasha Farber
  • Artem Chigvintsev
  • Keo Motsepe
  • Witney Carson
  • Gleb Savchenko
  • Jenna Johnson

As far as the format is concerned, Gleb Savchenko shared with Entertainment Tonight:  “What I think is going to happen, we’re going to have two dances a week. We have three weeks of rehearsals, four weeks of the show, and each week, we have two couples go home.”

Sources: ET, ET and ET.

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