TMZ has reportedly confirmed The Bachelor star Sean Lowe, former American Idol finalist and country singer Kellie Pickler, 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman, and country singer Wynonna Judd will be four of the celebrities competing on Dancing with the Stars when its sixteenth edition premieres on ABC next month.
Lowe would be the second Bachelor and fourth The Bachelor franchise participant to compete on the reality dancing competition, following in the footsteps of former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, former The Bachelorette star Trista Rehn, and former The Bachelor bachelorette Melissa Rycroft.
According to prior reports, Dancing with the Stars producers were also interested in having former The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard -- who dumped Lowe when he competed for her heart on last year's edition of female-fronted spinoff of The Bachelor -- be part of upcoming season's cast.
While several former American Idol finalists have performed on Dancing with the Stars over the years, Pickler, a former fifth-season finalist, would be the first Idol alum to compete as a celebrity contestant.
Dancing with the Stars' sixteenth season will premiere Monday, March 18 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC -- one week after the finale of Lowe's The Bachelor edition airs in the same time period on March 11.
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