With the Season 25 premiere of Dancing With the Stars just weeks away, we’re already getting a glimpse at the latest celebs gearing up to hit the dance floor! On Wednesday, Aug. 30, HGTV star Drew Scott announced he has joined the DWTS cast for the next season — and we couldn’t be more excited!
He will be partnered with reigning champ, Emma Slater, who took home the Mirror Ball Trophy with her celeb partner, Rashad Jennings, last season. “It’s official! @theemmaslater & me! Are you ready?,” he captioned a boomerang of the two dancing. Emma added, “It’s official!! @mrdrewscott is my partner for season 25 @dancingabc!! Super stoked!! I’m truly a fan, really looking forward to dancing with Real Estate Royalty ? What do you guys think? Any team names?! #Twins #ImAPropertySister.”
The 39-year-old and his identical twin brother, Jonathan Scott, are the stars of HGTV’s hit reality show Property Brothers. On the series, Drew serves as a real estate expert while Jonathan, also 39, works as a contractor. Together they transform fixer-upper houses into stunning homes for their clients.
Drew’s new DWTS gig isn’t the only exciting new thing going on in his life — he revealed his engagement to longtime girlfriend Linda Phan back in December 2016! “I’ve never met another woman like her and once you do, you want to be with her forever,” he said of his fiancée at the time. In July, Drew similarly gushed about wedding planning with Linda in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly. “We’ve been so busy, we haven’t finalized our date yet! We’re looking at spring. If we want to do spring we really need to move fast because we need to let people know when to lock us a date,” he said. “It’s going to be a destination wedding. We’re going to be going overseas, we just haven’t decided exactly where.” So fun!
Interestingly, Drew isn’t the only celeb who has reportedly joined the new cast of Dancing With the Stars. Earlier this week it was rumored that WWE wrestler Nikki Bella — who recently announced her engagement to pro wrestler John Cena — will also compete on Season 25. How exciting! Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars is set to premiere on Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.