Peta Murgatroyd is returning to “Dancing With the Stars” just months after giving birth to her newborn baby, whom she had with her husband Maks Chmerkovskiy and is looking forward to competing alongside her partner, Barry Williams.
Peta Murgatroyd Can’t Wait To Return To the Ballroom
When asked if Murgatroyd is looking forward to the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars”, she summed it up into one word — “Absolutely”
“I have the best partner for me right now in my life,” she told The Blast exclusively. “You know Barry [Williams] is amazing, He is such a gentleman, he is such a pleasure to be with for you know, however many hours we do a day, four to five hours a day.”
For this upcoming season, Peta Murgatroyd is partnered with Barry Williams, who is best known as Greg Brady on “The Brady Bunch”.
“He is just a really nice human being to spend time with,” she added. “I’m really grateful that I have him.”
Although Murgatroyd’s husband, Maks Chmerkovskiy won’t be competing on this season of the show, he admits he is still a fan and will continue to help promote “Dancing with The Stars”.
“I think that if I wasn’t married to Peta [Murgatroyd], and if my brother wasn’t Val [Chmerkovskiy], and [his wife] wasn’t Jenna [Johnson], I believe that we wouldn’t be having these conversations,” he told The Blast. “I think that [the show] sort of moved on into others things and people would stop asking me about that, but I feel every year it’s a Peta, Val, Jenna thing and [then people ask] ‘are you also going to be there?’
“Why would I want to? Mathematically, there are more Chmerkovskiy’s on the show than ever before,” he said, laughing. “And so for me, I feel like it’s great as it is, let it be, I am a fan at this point.”
“Dancing With the Stars” Season 32
“Dancing With the Stars” is returning for a 32nd season, with Julianne Hough being tapped to take over Tyra Banks’ spot as co-host.
“It is such an honor to rejoin ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as co-host. The show holds such a special place in my heart from the many years and different roles I have had the privilege of being a part of,” Hough said when the news first broke. “The incredible team that brings the ballroom to life every night has been my family for the past 17 years. I am so excited to reunite with Alfonso, Carrie Ann, Bruno, Derek, the unbelievably talented pros, and the amazing cast on the dance floor.”
Hough will join “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribero, who will return as co-host. Hough’s brother, Derek Hough, will return to the judge’s table alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
The full cast of the upcoming season is as follows:
- Tyson Beckford – Jenna Johnson
- Ariana Madix – Pasha Pashkov
- Adrian Peterson – Britt Stewart
- Barry Williams – Peta Murgatroyd
- Charity Lawson – Artem Chigvintsev
- Harry Jowsey – Rylee Arnold
- Jamie Lynn Spears – Alan Bersten
- Jason Mraz – Danielle Karagach
- Lele Pons – Brandon Armstrong
- Matt Walsh – Koko Iwasaki
- Mauricio Umansky – Emma Slater
- Mira Sorvino – Gleb Savchenko
- Xochitl Gonez – Val Chmerkovskiy
- Alyson Hannigan – Sasha Farber
“Dancing With the Stars” will air on ABC and Disney+ later this year, with episodes streaming on Hulu the following day.