The cast for Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars was revealed on Good Morning America yesterday (September 4), and we’re already evaluating how these celebs and their professional partners will do this season. Lucky for former Glee star Amber Riley, she got paired up with 4-time winner — and fan-favorite — Derek Hough.
We couldn’t have asked for a better pairing! Given his past history with past winners Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber is definitely in good hands. It helps that she’s had a bit of dance experience on Glee, and hey, if they ever need a performer, she could stun the crowd with her pipes too.
Given Amber’s Glee fandom and Derek being DWTS royalty, this combo seems like a front-runner already — and they haven’t even hit the dance floor yet! Oh, and don’t worry, these two are already besties.
“Apparently Hough and I have to come up with a hybrid name (according to him) but our names sound so wrong together LOL HELP! Suggestions?” Amber tweeted.
Derek has been on a winning streak in the past, and we hope that he and Amber take the competition by storm. As for the others, check out our full list of stars and their professional partners!
Hit the comments to let us know what you think about Amber being paired with Derek and don’t forget to tune in for the Season 17 premiere on Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.