We know we aren't the only ones who missed Dancing With the Stars pro Chelsie Hightower during Season 16. The high energy, creative young dancer is a ball of fun, and many fans want her back for Season 17. Might she return?

Well, the official decision about which pros are coming back won't come in until near the start of the new season, but TVLine confirms that, like all the pros, Chelsie is still under contract with the show, so her return is certainly a possibility.

In the past, Chelsie has said that leaving for Season 16 was not her choice, so it sounds like she'd welcome the opportunity to return to the show. Here's to hoping ABC gives it to her! When her Season 16 departure was announced, ABC said that Chelsie, like the other pros who weren't asked to dance for Season 16 season, is still a part of the Dancing With the Stars family, so we have hope.

For more info about who is and isn't returning next season, follow our roundup of all the Season 17 pro news.

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Source: TVLine

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