UPDATE: According to Bachelor spoiler king Reality Steve, Sean Lowe will still be competing this season, they are just waiting for his Bachelor season to be done to announce it. If that's true, maybe Peta will still be dancing, along with him? Fingers crossed!

Original story:

The Dancing With the Stars Season 16 cast is now posted. There are 11 couples instead of the expected 12, as previously listed in an ABC press release. There are six female celebs and five male celebs. That leads us to believe we lost a male celeb somewhere along the way, and perhaps that led us to also lose our beloved Season 14 pro winner Peta Murgatroyd. 

Peta was reportedly “in” for this season, but she wasn’t announced with the cast on Good Morning America. (But hey, at least Kym Johnson is back! We were worried about her...) Was Peta  supposed to be paired with Bachelor Sean Lowe, who was confirmed all over the place but was also not on the cast list? He is tall and she is one of the tallest female pros, so maybe they were paired together?

At this point, there’s nothing on Peta’s Twitter to suggest she wasn’t asked to return or declined to return for any reason. Peta and pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy reportedly broke up recently, but since he’s not around either it’s hard to imagine how that would affect her being there too. Besides, Maks and Karina Smirnoff were able to still compete on the same season, even after their broken engagement.

How are you feeling about this, and the rest of the cast/pro list?