Vanilla Ice set to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Vanilla Ice set to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The rapper joins a roster of new and past competitors

It’s been reported that Vanilla Ice has signed up for the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars. The 48-year-old is set to join the likes of Jake T. Austin, Laurie Hernandez, Amber Rose, Maureen McCormick, Terra Jole, Ryan Lochte, and others.

Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will also make a return, with Julianne appearing on the judging panel and Derek performing as a dancer.

He shared through Instagram: “I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. This fall, I was planning on being immersed in rehearsals for ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ on Broadway, but due to successes of the shows currently running, that project has been delayed because there simply isn’t a theatre available. Singin’ in the Rain is still very much part of my future plans.”

The dancer also thanked the Hairspray Live! crew for allowing him to work on two major productions.

“With my fall schedule freeing up I’m excited to say that I’ll be back on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for Season 23. It’s always great to be back with my ‘DWTS‘ family, coaching, creating and making lasting memories.

I’m grateful to everyone at ‘Hairspray LIVE‘ for enabling me to do double duty on two major productions at the same time this fall. It’s going to be a challenge that I’m looking forward to,” he shared.

Finally, Hough teased some new and exciting projects coming over the next year, saying: “This next year is gonna be JAM packed with exciting projects and I can’t wait to share it ALL with you (sic).”

Not everyone from previous seasons is making a return, however, including dancer Kym Johnson. She had recently said: “I love the show and I’d love to still be part of it but, you know, I still want to hang up my dance shoes and what a way to end.”

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