She’s BACK. Karina Smirnoff is ready to dust off her dancing shoes and put them back on for another season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ After sitting out the 20th season of the show, she’s returning for the 21st.
Karina took the last season off to promote her new book, ‘We’re Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches’ and to star in an indie film called ‘Tango Shalom.’ Now she’s ready for her return to the ballroom.
I was a little nervous about not dancing on the show at all last season. I was doing it for the last 10 years. I had other things to do in my life, but not going back to the show felt like trying to see if I can walk on my own two feet! I’ve had obvious moments when I missed it.”
Last year’s champion, Val Chmerkovskiy (who won with Rumor Willis), reportedly will return. Although the other dancing pros are expected to return, final decisions have not been made. The celebrity contestants are still being cast and will be announced soon: in the first week of September.
Karina said that sometimes the pros don’t know who their partner is until the last minute.
I’m excited and a little nervous. Normally I can at least narrow it down a little bit, like whether it will be an athlete or an actor, but I have no idea.”
The first week of September isn’t far off: we’ll all know soon enough! Are you glad to hear about Karina’s return to ‘DWTS’?
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