For the first time ever, Dancing With the Stars won’t be announcing the celebrity and pro dancer partnerships until the season premiere next month. However, the pairs started to meet each other today and we already have some major clues as to who will be dancing together this fall!
It’s only been a day since the teams have started meeting, but we already have one confirmed partnership: former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis confirmed to WMAR News that his partner is two-time DWTS champion Cheryl Burke.
Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown was another one of the celebrities to meet his partner yesterday, and from the looks of this video he is very happy with the match-up!
Karamo said he is with the person he “dreamed of” dancing with, and he made in pretty clear in the interview below who that was: Season 26 champion Jenna Johnson. It’s looking pretty likely that Karamo and Jenna are a team for Season 28.
Instagram is a great place to look for DWTS clues. The pro dancers have caught onto fan sleuthing over the years and generally don’t follow their new partner until the official announcement is made, but a lot of the celebrities don’t know better and immediately follow their pro partner. And yesterday morning, Kel Mitchell followed exactly one female pro, Witney Carson (as well as her husband, Carson McAllister) right around the time some of the pairs were meeting.
Coincidence? Possibly…but probably not. Looks like Kel and Witney will likely be a team this season!
Tell us which celebrities and pro dancers are you hoping to see dance together on Dancing With the Stars in the comments below!