Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Katherine Jenkins Joins Dancing With the Stars
The US version of Strictly Come Dancing have signed Mezzo Soprano and Strictly fan, Katherine Jenkins for their next series.
A good move I think, as over here she'd have been hit with the old "previous experience" rubbish (Viva la Diva with Darcey Bussell). She'll feel right at home with Len and Bruno on the judging panel, and a spokesman said she's very excited to be taking part. Her partner will be former champ Mark Ballas, returning for his tenth season with the show. He's also very musical; sings, plays guitar and has a band with fellow champ Derek Hough, so it seems a perfect match!
The rest of the stars include the wonderful Gladys Knight, without her Pips sadly, Melissa Gilbert (Laura in Little House on the Prairie ... she's probably done a few other things by now) and Wimbledon legend Martina Navratilova - they're the ones I've heard of! The ones I haven't heard of, who are probably huge in the US of A are: Actor Jack Wagner (Melrose Place); Sherri Shephard, co host of The View; Jaleel White from Family Matters; TV host Maria Menounos; Disney star, Roshon Fegan; Donald Driver, NFL wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers; singer Gavin de Graw and Telenovela actor, William Levy.
The new series launches on March 19th and Katherine will be following fellow Brits Mel B, Heather Mills and Kelly Osborne in the attempt to lift an overseas glitter ball. Good luck Kath!