It looks like Tristan MacManus will be helping another contestant battling an illness this season, though Valerie Harper’s brain cancer is much more tragic than Dorothy Hamill’s Season 16 health problems. Though the rumored DWTS star is in remission, it doesn’t mean that she has an easy road ahead. However, she is taking it in stride — and reportedly already rehearsing!
TMZ says that she is “rehearsing like a champ and getting no special breaks” ahead of the September 16 premiere. Tristan is a caring and talented partner, so we’re sure they can make it far together.