Caitlyn Jenner is believed to be in talks with ABC to be a participant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.
The hit reality competition show, which debuted in 2005, will feature 10 athletes during its “all-athletes edition” for the 26th season, to take place over a four-week period, which is shorter than their usual seasons. The name of the 10 athletes have not yet been announced.
Athletes such as Olympians Apolo Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Meryl Davis and Laurie Hernandez have competed in previous seasons, as well as race car driver Hélio Castroneves, NBA player Derek Fisher and football players Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Rashad Jennings.
Caitlyn’s stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, was a contestant during the seventh season, but was eliminated early (she came in 11th), while stepson Rob Kardashian, who was paired with two-time champion Cheryl Burke during the 13th season in 2011, placed second.
The New York Post‘s gossip column Page Six, which broke the news, was told by ABC in a statement, “We do not confirm or comment on casting rumors. We’ll be announcing our cast closer to our premiere date.”
The 26th season of Dancing with the Stars will debut this spring. ~Alexandra Heilbron