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Could Kelly be Val’s ticket to the Finals?

ABC announced the Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars pro pairings earlier today, and we were relieved to see that some of the newer pros were worked into the mix and paired with old favorites. One pair in particular that we are excited about is Val Chmerkovskiy and Season 1’s champion Kelly Monaco. We already heard that Maksim Chmerkovskiycouldn’t be happier” about his pairing with Kirstie, but how does his brother Val feel about his new partner? Will she help him finally advance in the competition?

“Kelly won [the first season of DWTS] so Val is excited to be paired with her,” Val’s rep told Wetpaint Entertainment.

“Val has what he calls a ‘Week 3 Curse’ so being paired with someone who is talented, cute, and pretty is exciting for him. Hopefully her experience will give him a leg-up.”

Kelly’s champ status and her hotness will surely be a big boost for the couple, but will they be able to keep up with the other All-Stars? After all, there are two Olympians and several champions in the mix this time around. Hopefully, Val and Kelly will find a way to Cha-Cha-Cha their way into the Finals!

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.

Maria Mercedes Lara is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @maria_mercedes.

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