By Annie Russell
Assistant Features Editor
The time is approaching for a season of beautifully choreographed dances and stunning outfits.
Season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on March 21.
The new cast will be revealed on March 8 live on Good Morning America. But it has been confirmed that Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin will be one of the contestants, alongside Good Morning America weather anchor Ginger Zee and actress Mischa Barton.
I am definitely excited to watch the new season and see what new dances the professional dancers will come up with. Last season was my first year watching “Dancing with the Stars”, purely because I had read that Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, was cast in the season.
Every Monday I would glue my eyes to the television set rooting for my favorite stars to get a score of ten.
Afterward I’d dial up the number to vote for team Bindi and Derek and a few other stars who I thought did a good job.
Irwin’s energy and optimism was out of this world and showed through every single one of her dances. She is truly a role model who was captivating and breathtaking to watch.
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough took home the Mirrorball Trophy last season. Irwin is now back home in Australia continuing to work as a conservationist keeping her dad’s legacy alive at the Australia Zoo.
Unfortunately professional dance expert Derek Hough will not be continuing on with “Dancing with the Stars” this season. According to UsWeekly, after 16 seasons of competing, Hough is taking a break to pursue his dreams of being on Broadway.
Hough’s sister Julianne Hough will also not be returning to the judge panel alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Nonetheless, the season should be nothing short of entertaining, and thrilling, placing viewers at the edge of their seats.
“Dancing with the Stars” will also be returning in the fall, having been renewed like so many other great shows.
My only complaint with season 22 is the fact Jodie Sweetin is not paired up with “Dancing with the Stars” dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, who Fuller House fans may have recognized from his guest appearance on the show.
Other than that I am content and ready to watch the stars battle it out on the dance floor.