ow long have I been wanting to write that headline?! Almost a year after
took home the season 18 Mirrorball trophy, the sizzling superstars are returning to the dance floor for
Dancing With the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special, which will air next Tuesday, April 28, on ABC.
Paparazzi photos have been running rampant online in the past week featuring quite a few past DWTS
contestants either hanging out, rehearsing, or watching the show from
the ballroom, and now you know why. The special will also take a look
back at fan favorite moments from the past 20 seasons, and the show will
kick off with the largest opening number ever, featuring 46 stars
including the judges, hosts, past pros, and celeb alums.
Your favorite bromance—that would be Derek Hough and Mark Ballas—will
also hit the dance floor (together!) for a “bromance” dance, while
there will be a specially choreographed NFL football player ensemble
performance as well. Who’s returning for that? Donald Driver, Hines
Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, and Jerry
Rice. They will perform what’s being called a “saucy” Latin Paso Doble
with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater, and Anna Trebunskaya.
has announced that nine Mirrorball winners will take the stage,
including a dance duel between season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim
Chmerkovskiy and reigning championsAlfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
Additional performers include Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Amber Riley,
Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco, and more. Then, finally, the night will
come to a close with Patti LaBelle performing her iconic hit “Lady
Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim and Amber Riley.
I’ll be in the audience for the 10th anniversary special and tonight ABC and BBC America are hosting the DWTS 10th Anniversary Party at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles—and I will be there with our video crew! Stay tuned for that video on Glamour.com tomorrow.