For four-time winner Derek Hough and Glee’s Amber Riley, it’s excitement. “For me, it's really exciting because you can teach the dancing, but you can't teach the charisma and the energy and the personality, and she's got that,” Derek said of Amber’s persona. Meanwhile, Jersey Shore’s Snooki admitted that she was shocked that they asked her and she’s “honored.”
Check out the video above to see who said no at first, who took a dig at Jack Osbourne, and who couldn’t stop raving about her “dream partner”!
Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premiere on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.