Simone Biles has big shoes to fill after one of her USA olympic teammates, Laurie Hernandez, won the 23rd season of "Dancing with the Stars." The most decorated American female gymnast will join former actor and pro-wrestler Mr. T on the 24th season of DWTS, according to US Weekly.
"Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!" a source close to the show's production told Entertainment Tonight. "He will be a great contestant this season."
Biles was also reportedly gunning for a spot on the show, but couldn't join the cast last season because of her schedule, Entertainment Tonight reported.
"I would love to [join DWTS], but the fall season won't work because [of] the tour," she said. "If I could do the spring season, I would love to do that!"
WATCH | Laurie Hernandez and Maks Chmerkovskiy dance the night away on the season finale of DWTS.
Pro dancers Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are also returning to the ballroom as new parents. They welcomed their first child in early January.
There are also rumors that "Bachelor" star Nick Viall is in talks to join the cast, but don't expect to see former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. She declined the network's invitation to participate in the show.
The rest of the cast will be revealed on "Good Morning America" on March 1. The new season debuts March 20th at 8pm.
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