*Former NFL star Terrell Owens announced on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that he’s joining “Dancing With the Stars” for the show’s 25th season, and will be paired with professional partner Cheryl Burke.
“I’m hoping to put up some big numbers with this lovely lady right here,” he said, referring to Burke, who announced her return to “DWTS” Monday.
T.O. said he spoke with his friend Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, about his experience competing with Burke on the show’s 10th season.
“He said it’s going to be a lot of work but I expect nothing different,” Owens said. “This is going to be a challenge for me, definitely. [It’s] definitely not in my wheelhouse. I danced as a little kid but this is nothing like what I’m going to expect, I’m sure.”
Burke is a two-time “DWTS” champion who has worked with former NFL players before — one of her wins was with NFL legend Emmitt Smith.
“If I can handle Bill Parcells then I can handle Cheryl,” Owens said, referring to his former Dallas Cowboys coach. “But it’s going to be a challenge. Yesterday we got our first start at trying to learn some steps, so that’s the challenge.”
“Property Brothers” star Drew Scott was previously revealed as the first celebrity to compete on the 25th season along with pro partner Emma Slater, who won Season 24 of the competition.
The full celebrity cast of “Dancing With the Stars” will be announced on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. The dancing competition returns with an all-new season on Sept. 18 on ABC.