While the next season of our fave ballroom show isn't likely to kick off until September, the casting rumors have already started rolling in. First up? Soccer star Landon Donovan.
HollywoodLife reports that a source close to the show says that the Dancing With the Stars Powers That Be have wanted to snag the soccer hunk "forever," and with World Cup fever sweeping the nation, now seems like the perfect time. Sure, Landon, who plays for the L.A. Galaxy, didn't actually make the US World Cup team, but that certainly hasn't hurt his popularity. Maybe it could be extra motivation for him to prove himself in the ballroom instead.
According to Hollywood Life, Landon has neither accepted nor declined the show at this point, but if he does turn down the reported offer, Dancing With the Stars is likely to reach out to other soccer stars, especially anyone who makes a name for themselves during the World Cup.
At this point, the rumors are just that — rumors. That said, Landon, with his good looks and athletic skills, does seem like a natural fit for the show, and we certainly wouldn't be surprised to see a soccer player in the ballroom this year. Capitalizing on Olympics enthusiasm with Meryl Davis and Charlie White worked out well for Season 18, so why not try the same trick with the World Cup?
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