T.O. is trading in touchdown passes for Tango lessons! The former wide receiver is Burke's third NFL partner. She competed with his pal, Chad Ochocinco, in season 10, and placed first with Emmitt Smith in season three.
"I think the timing just came about at the right time," Owens explained. "I didn't have much going on at the moment. I had a couple of options and when they said that Cheryl would probably be my partner I was like, 'Alright, cool!'"
Can the former NBA pro help the red-headed beauty obtain her first mirrorball trophy? Despite being a pro for nine seasons, fan-favorite Burgess has yet to walk away with the top prize.
This will only be the fourth time an NBA star has stepped foot into the ballroom. The last was Metta World Peace (also a former Lakers player) in season 13 with Peta Murgatroyd. Others include Clyde Drexler (season four) and Rick Fox (season 11).
We're already stoked to see how Chmerkovskiy will bring Arlen's remarkable story to life through dance. The former Paralympic swimmer is currently a television personality for ESPN, as well as an actress, speaker and model who has beat the odds. In 2016, she learned how to walk again after spending nearly a decade paralyzed from the waist down.
"Val is beyond excited about his partner this season," a source tells ET. "He’s completely re-energized and is feeling really optimistic about this season."
Eleven years after his brother, Drew, was crowned DWTS' season two champion, the 98 Degrees star has decided to give the competition a shot. Sounds like he's had a change of heart?
"I've said this as many times as I can remember, and the answer will never change. I will never do Dancing With the Stars," the singer told ET back in 2009. "[Drew] already won it, so the only thing I could do is match him, and the chances of that happening are not good."
Multi-talented stars working together? Sounds like success to us!
After taking some time off to live out his lifelong dream of playing Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys, Ballas returns as a pro this season, this time with Stirling, a violinist, performance artist and YouTube superstar whose channel boasts more than 9.7 million subscribers. Stirling also competed on season five of America's Got Talent.
A perfect partnership! This is Bersten's first season as a pro (he upgraded from the troupe!) and we have no doubt he'll do whatever it takes to prove to fans why he deserves to stay in the prestigious spot.
Dancing With the Stars returns to ABC on Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. Watch the video below to hear more on what to expect from season 25!