September 05, 2013 05:46 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Wait — a legitimate, current star on Dancing With The Stars? Yes, that is happening this season! Yesterday, during the big reveal on Good Morning America, we learned that Brant Daugherty will be cha-chaing with the likes of Snooki, Valerie Harper and Bill Nye for DWTS season 17.
We’re still a little shocked by the knowledge that a star in the peak of his fame is a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. Granted, Brant Daugherty name’s mostly known by adoring teenager girls, given his work with Pretty Little Liars. But that doesn’t diminish the significance of his spot on Dancing With The Stars.
Amazingly, it doesn’t sound like Brant is taking on this opportunity for lack of better options. He just really wants to learn how to dance! Really, it should be producers who are thanking him for consenting to be a part of this season’s lineup. But modest as ever, Brant made sure to express gratitude for his casting on Dancing With The Stars season 17. He tweeted, “Today has been the most surreal day of my entire life. I’m so humbled and grateful for all the love you guys have shown me.”
Brant also made a point of highlighting pro dancer and soon-to-be partner Peta Murgatroyd as the real star of the show. He told Twitter followers, “I couldn’t be happier to be paired with @PetaMurgatroyd! She’s an incredible dancer and I have so much respect for her.”
We suspect that Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd will make an amazing team! Their rivals had best watch out, for this couple just might have what it takes to go all the way! Will you be cheering them on? Sound off in the comments section below!
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