HGTV fans: If you’re not a regular Dancing with the Stars devotee, this season might just get you to tune in. The reality competition show announced the full cast of its upcoming season today, and one of the Property Brothers will be hitting the dance floor.
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Drew Scott—the real estate agent one (for those who can’t keep them straight, “Drew” is spelled with an “RE,” e.g. Real Estate…you’re welcome)—will be dancing up a storm paired with pro Emma Slater on the show’s 25th season, set to premiere Monday, September 18.
“We’ve actually done two rehearsals and I am nervous,” Scotttold Entertainment Tonight. “I’m an athletic guy, I’m a sporty guy, and I like taking on a challenge, but I’ve never danced before. She is the best. She won last season, so I want to make it my duty to get her a second mirror ball.”
He’s not the first star with home design ties to join the cast; model turned entrepreneur Kathy Ireland and Donny Osmond (who started a home furnishings brand with his wife in 2014) both competed on the show’s ninth season—with Osmond winning the coveted mirror ball trophy. Perhaps Scott has what it takes to follow in Osmond’s dance shoes.
To do that, he’ll have to out dance the likes of 80s icon Debbie Gibson, actor Frankie Muniz, husband and wife competitors Nick and Vanessa Lachey, WWE wrestler Nikki Bella, and NFL player Terrell Owens.
Scott isn’t the only Realtor cum TV personality to be cast this season, either. He has some direct competition in Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran, whose fellow Shark Robert Herjavec competed on season 20. Herjavec may have come in sixth place, but ended up with a greater win than the trophy; he and his pro dance partner, Kym Johnson, were married in 2016.
Check out the video of the full cast and their pro partners below:
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) September 6, 2017