Two dancers regularly seen on ABC’s most popular reality show are missing for the pro-pairings on Dancing with the Stars 13. Celebrity-pro partners were announced on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday morning, but Chelsie Hightower and Louis Van Amstel were noticeably absent.
Taking their places on the DWTS 13 are three pros who make occasional recurring appearances on the show: Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tristan MacManus, and Peta Murgatroyd.
Last season Derek Hough skipped season 12 of Dancing with the Stars so he could film the movie, Cobu 3D.
Pro-pairings on DWTS 13 had some surprising twists with Derek Hough being partnered with Ricki Lake. He’s normally paired with a celebrity with some significant dance experience behind her. Chaz Bono will dance with Lacey Schwimmer, which answered another burning question for fans since it’s the first time a transgender celebrity is on the show.
Portland, Ore. fans can tune into the premiere episode of Dancing with the Stars 13 Monday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 p.m.,PT on KATU channel 2.
Sources: KATU channel 2 Portland