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EXCLUSIVE: Mr. T and Simone Biles to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 24!

by Antoinette Bueno 1:40 PM PST, February 23, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Mr. T and Simone Biles to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 24!

Get ready to see Mr. T's dancing skills!

The beloved professional wrestler and Olympic darling Simone Biles will both compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars, a source confirms to ET.

"Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!" a source close to the show's production tells ET.. "He will be a great contestant this season."

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Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, has been absent from our TV screens since 2014, when he appeared in the TV movie, WrestleMania XXX. The 64-year-old actor has also stayed silent on social media since late December, when he wished everyone a "Blessed New Year."

Biles told ET in August that she wasn't able to join the show last year due to her schedule, but "would love" to participate in a later season, even picking out her dream partner.

"I would love to [join DWTS], but the fall season won't work because [of] the tour," said the 19-year-old gymnast, who was scheduled to participate in Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions from September through November. "If I could do the spring season, I would love to do that!"

"I think [I'd like to dance with] Sasha [Farber]," she revealed. "I think it would be cool to be with Sasha."

The new season of DWTS, which premieres on March 20 on ABC, is already shaping up to be an exciting one. On Tuesday, dancing pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd announced they'll be returning for season 24, after welcoming their son, Shai, in January.

"I'm definitely a little bit nervous but I'm very excited to get back," Murgatroyd admitted on Good Morning America. "I've definitely missed the dance floor. I haven't been able to defend my title with Nyle [DiMarco]."

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"I just want to make her coming back and winning as difficult as possible," Chmerkovskiy joked about his fiancee. "Yeah, somebody has to pose some competition."

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-- Reporting by Jennifer Peros

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