Dancing with the Stars is set to kick off season 16 next Monday, and no one is more excited for the competition to begin than mirror ball hopeful D.L. Hughley.
"I can't wait for my sparkly vest," beamed the comedian as he and his pro partner Cheryl Burke hit the studio for their latest practice session.
Pics: Season 16 'DWTS' Couples!
Admittedly, D.L. was not in the best shape to start with, but after a few weeks of grueling rehearsals (in addition to a newfound love for running and Pilates), he's "sore as hell" but in the best shape of his life to perform.
"I am just starting to feel human again," reveals D.L.
Enjoy a sneak peek at Cheryl and D.L. in action in the player above!
Pics: The Complete 'DWTS' Winners Roundup
Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, March 18 on ABC.