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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Joins Season 23 of 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Desiree Murphy 3:42 PM PDT, August 27, 2016
Playing Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Joins Season 23 of 'Dancing With the Stars'

The celebrity cast for season 23 of Dancing With the Stars just keeps getting better!

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy, sources confirm to ET.

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The 16-year-old athlete from Team USA is freshly back in the United States following her impressive victories at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hernandez won silver on the balance beam, and gold in the women's team all-around.

While there's no word on whether or not pro Mark Ballas will return, it sounds like he could make a perfect partner for Hernandez. "I absolutely adore @lzhernandez02 just gorgeous," he tweeted on Aug. 10. "#starpower #needadanceteacher? #RioOlympics2016."

The full cast won't be revealed until Aug. 30 on Good Morning America (ABC doesn't comment on casting speculation), but multiple sources have confirmed to ET that Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, singer-songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, model Amber Rose, The Fosters actor Jake T. Austin, General Hospital actress Emma Samms and Little Women: LA star Terra Jole will all be joining Hernandez on the dance floor. 7th Heaven star Beverley Mitchell is reportedly still in talks as well.

As for the pros, another source confirmed to ET that Derek Hough will be back, and his sister, Julianne, is officially returning as a judge.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his brother, Val, will also return to the dance floor, along with Emma Slater, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko and Allison Holker.

DWTS premieres Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Watch the video below to hear more updates on the star-studded cast!

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