UPDATE: According to Zagat, Bobby Flay will not be dancing. So ... one rumor down? HL also said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had been asked to dance but they weren't sure if he would join the cast.
Dancing With the Stars Season 16 is finally coming together — one rumor at a time! The official cast list will be revealed this coming Tuesday, February 26 on Good Morning America. A source reportedly close to DWTS told HollywoodLife.com the first three stars to sign on are …
• Bachelor Sean Lowe
• Celebrity chef Bobby Flay
• Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman
They also said “an unidentified boxer” is in the mix. According to the New York Daily News, Victor Ortiz has also signed on. If that’s true, we have our first four cast members.
If it’s really true that Sean is in the mix (as Us Weekly also hinted last week), does that suggest that his Bachelorette Season 8 ex, Emily Maynard, is out? She was the first contestant rumored to be dancing, but those early lists are always less reliable than the later ones. Oh, and if we do have another 18-year-old Olympic gymnast in the mix, we have to consider her an early favorite to win.
Do you hope this list is true or false? We'll find out the truth on Tuesday! In the meantime, catch up on more DWTS casting rumors here.
DWTS Season 16 premieres Monday, March 18, 2013 on ABC.