Dancing With the Stars Season 17: Amber Riley Joins Cast Says Source — Exclusive
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Dancing With the Stars Season 17: Amber Riley Joins Cast Says Source — Exclusive

Fans of Glee were heartbroken when they learned that Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) was leaving the show, but it looks like the soulful singer will be putting her dance moves to the test on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars!

Wetpaint Entertainment has learned exclusively from an inside source that Amber is a very likely contender for the ABC competition show next season, though her duties on the FOX dramedy aren’t over just yet. News surfaced yesterday that Amber would be returning to Glee for the Cory Monteith tribute episode, so fans can expect to get a double dose of Amber this fall TV season.

And according to Amber’s Instagram, she's got something major on the horizon:

“HUGE announcement next week hehehehehe! Can't wait to share y'all,” she posted on Wednesday, August 28.

With the official DWTS cast announcement coming September 4 on Good Morning America, this only adds to the possibility that she’s joining the cast.

We’re personally excited to see Amber on Dancing With the Stars. The show is known to churn out some amazing body transformations, and we expect that if Amber sticks around for a few weeks, she’ll be looking fit and fabulous. But don’t get us wrong — we love our girl Amber no matter how she looks. Come on, have you heard her breathtaking voice? Maybe now she’ll have the epic dance moves to match!

Are you excited about Amber heading over to Dancing With the Stars? Hit the comments and let us know what you think about this casting rumor!

Reporting by Beth Sobol

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!