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Since Season 16 ended, casting rumors about Dancing With the Stars have swirled constantly. Some reports surfaced that the bigwigs at ABC were replacing some or all of the long-time judges, claiming that they were going to go the American Idol route and swap in celebrities instead.

However, it looks like that is not the case — at least for Carrie Ann Inaba. The DWTS favorite tweeted recently that she is officially coming back for Season 17!

On July 14, she quashed the rumors, writing:

We’re so excited that we just can’t hide it. Though we still have a few long months until everyone puts on their dancing shoes again, at least we know that one familiar face will greet us when the competition returns. There is still no word on Len or Bruno, but our fingers are crossed — you can’t have one without the others!

Are you excited that Carrie Ann will be back, or were you ready for new judges? Sound off below!