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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 19 Casting: Antonio Sabato Jr. Joins Cast — Report (VIDEO)

Buckle up, Dancing With the Stars fans, because the Season 19 casting rumors are about to come rolling in. The star cast is officially announced next Thursday, September 4 on Good Morning America — we already know which pros are returning — and now we've gotten the first really solid casting rumor of the season. According to E!, sexy General Hospital star Antonio Sabato Jr. will be bringing his talents (and abs) to the ballroom this fall.

ABC hasn't confirmed the news — it never does — but E! seems confident that the 42-year-old hunk is in. Antonio certainly fits with the pattern of making sure there's at least one uber-sexy guy to drool over every season, and Dancing With the Stars does love its soap actors. Past soap stars include Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco, Season 2's Lisa Rinna, and several other hot guys over the years, including Cameron Mathison, Aiden Turner, Ingo Rademacher, and Season 13 winner J.R. Martinez.

Antonio is most well known for his role as Jagger Cates on General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift, but he's appeared in a number of other shows over the years, including Earth 2, Melrose Place, The Help, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The League. He also did some modeling for Calvin Klein underwear, and it was awesome.

Are you excited to potentially see Antonio Sabato Jr. as part of the Dancing With the Stars Season 19 cast? Sound off in the comments below!