CLOSE

Dancing with the Stars could have an Olympic gold medalist take home the title for the second straight season.
Time

The new Dancing with the Stars cast is coming into focus.

The early roster has a decidedly athletic tinge, with Olympics gymnast Simone Biles, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and actor Mr. T, a former wrestler, confirmed to perform on the ABC dance competition, according to a source with knowledge of casting decisions. ABC declined to comment or confirm any competitors.

Biles was a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that triumphed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, where she also took home individual gold medals in the all-around, vault and floor exercise events.

Kerrigan won a silver medal in skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics, just weeks after she was physically assaulted by the ex-husband of fellow U.S. skater Tonya Harding.

Mr. T, known for his larger-than-life personality and fondness for gold jewelry, gained acting fame for such roles as Clubber Lang in 1982’s Rocky III and B.A. Baracus in the 1980s TV series, The A-Team.

The full cast, including celebrity dancers and their pro partners, will be announced Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Season 24 will premiere on March 20 (ABC, 8 ET/PT).

Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/2lEnAmu