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Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Jamie Anderson reportedly going 'Dancing with the Stars'


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/05/2018 

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes contestants are already beginning to leak out with Tonya Harding and two other Olympic athletes!

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According to a source, Tonya, the disgraced former Olympic figure skater, will be competing on Dancing with the Stars this spring as well as Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Us Weekly reported.

Tonya has made headlines in recent months thanks to the release of I, Tonya, the Oscar-nominated film which depicts the incident in which an assailant hired by Tonya's ex-husband and bodyguard attacked Tonya's rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics.

ABC previously announced 10 athletes will vie for the Dancing with the Stars: Athletes mirrorball trophy next season and the cast will officially be revealed live on Good Morning America on April 13.

Tonya will reportedly also be appearing on Dancing with the Stars just two seasons after Nancy tested out her dancing skills on Season 24.

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"The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all. I'm always the bad person," Tonya, 47, told ABC News in December about the Kerrigan incident.

"Is it a challenge from the Lord to see how far I can be pushed until I break and become nothing? You can't push me that far anymore, because I've been nothing and I've been nothing several times... But it's my faith in myself and in my father that comes back to me and makes me get back up off my butt and be something worth being proud of. I always wanted my daddy to be proud. And now, I want my son to be proud."

As for Adam, 28, he won a bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics as part of the figure skating team event, thus becoming the first openly-gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics.

Adam opened up to Us in March about potentially giving Dancing with the Stars a chance.

"If the opportunity came about I think it would be fun," said the pro figure skater, adding that he'd love to be paired with a pro dancer who "can keep up with my quick whips whoever that woman may be."

Adam anticipated being a real competitor on the show at the time, saying, "All is fair in love and war."

And Jamie, 27, is the first female snowboarder to win more than one Olympic gold medal. She won a gold medal in the Women's Slopestyle Event at both the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.

She told Hollywood Life in February she "would definitely do" Dancing with the Stars if asked.

"I LOVE Dancing with the Stars... I'm a big dancer," Jamie noted, "and I loved Amy Purdy on the show after Sochi -- she absolutely killed it."

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Dancing with the Stars: Athletes -- which will be a condensed, mini-version of the show -- is set to premiere Monday, April 30 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.



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