Mr. T and and Olympic athlete Simone Biles will both compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!” a source close to the show’s production tells ET.. “He will be a great contestant this season.”
Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, has been absent from our TV screens since 2014, when he appeared in the TV movie, WrestleMania XXX. The 64-year-old actor has also stayed silent on social media since late December, when he wished everyone a “Blessed New Year.”
There were rumors that gymnast Simone Biles would be joining season 23 last fall, but a 23 city post-Olympic tour kept her off the show.
In other news: Barely a headline. An ABC source confirms to US magazine that DWTS producers asked Hillary Clinton to join the season 24 cast, and she said “No.” Apparently, the show has been trying to get Bill Clinton on the show for years.
Ahead of the March 1 cast reveal on Good Morning America, expect tons of cast member leaks, which will be reported right here. Stay tuned.
The new season of DWTS premieres on ABC March 20.