Kerrigan to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'Two-time Olympic champion hopes to follow winning trend of figure skaters
Nancy Kerrigan, the 1993 U.S. champion and a two-time Olympic medalist, is the latest figure skater to compete on the show Dancing With the Stars, ABC announced Wednesday morning.
The 47-year-old Kerrigan, who earned the bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville and the silver two years later in Lillehammer, joins a long list of figure skaters who have previously appeared on the popular reality program.
1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi won the top prize on Season 6 of Dancing with the Stars, and 2014 Olympic ice dance champion Meryl Davis claimed the mirror ball trophy at the end of Season 18. 2010 Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek finished runner-up on Season 10, and Davis' partner, Charlie White, finished fifth the same season David was crowned the winner.
Dorothy Hamill, the 1976 Olympic gold medalist, withdrew from the competition during Season 16 because of an injury.
Kerrigan will partner with Artem Chigvintsev, who has teamed with actress Lea Thompson and singer Patti LaBelle in previous seasons.
"I'm so excited to get started and learn a lot!" Kerrigan tweeted. "Hoping for a great season with my new coach and partner! I'll try my best!"
The rest of the Season 24 cast includes Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actress Heather Morris, singer Normani Kordei, reality television stars Erika Girardi and Nick Viall, actress and comedian Charo, comedian Chris Kattan, professional bull rider Bonner Bolton, former MLB star David Ross, actor Mr. T, and NFL running back Rashad Jennings.
The premiere of Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars will air Monday, March 20, at 8 p.m. ET.