Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees!
(Also: What is it with me being paired up with guys named “Nick”?)
For any dancer, the decision to return to Dancing With the Stars is a huge one. Between rehearsals and fittings and appearances and performances, it’s The Hardest Thing you’ll ever do. Personally, it’s hard being away from Shai for hours at a time and having to treat Maks like the Invisible Man. But, at the end of the day, you have to be True to Your Heart, you know?
I’m so excited to get out there and share This Gift with Nick. I know he’s a competitor and I’m ready to give it My Everything. And it’s all Because of You, my friends, fans, and family.
I Do (Cherish You).
In all seriousness, I’m super-excited to get this season started. Not only because I get to be partnered up with this amazingly talented person, but Nick’s wife, Vanessa, is partnered with Maks. So it’s a couples’ showdown in the Chmerkovskiy and Lachey households!
Catch our Good Morning America announcement and don’t forget to tune in for the action on Dancing With the Stars, premiering September 18 on ABC!
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