A reality star from ABC’s “The Bachelor” is going “Dancing with the Stars.” TV Guide reports that 33-year-old Chris Soules, who’s at the center of the current 19th season of “The Bachelor,” is joining the cast of season 20 of the ABC dance competition.
“ABC would not comment on the casting rumors, but it’s likely that Soules will be officially announced as the 12th celebrity on ‘Good Morning America’ next week, after the ‘Bachelor’ finale airs Monday,” the story reports.
TV Guide adds: “Soules will be partnered with Season 19 champ Witney Carson. ‘Dancing’ host Tom Bergeron hinted at Soules’ participation during the cast announcement on ‘GMA’ last week, when he said of Carson’s mystery partner: ‘Her partner couldn’t rose — I mean, rise so early to be here.'”
Soules may not be a natural fit for the dance competition. “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison is quoted saying of Soules in a recent interview with TVGuide.com: “I don’t see a connection between Chris and rhythm. He is the worst singer, dancer, rapper — he’s so horrible.”