LOS ANGELES — It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for a new season of “Dancing With the Stars,” but with Monday’s big casting announcement, the spotlight is on the new celeb steppers. The next news fans are waiting for are the celeb/pro pairings, one of which was revealed Tuesday morning (August 31) on “Good Morning America”: Bristol Palin and two-time champ Mark Ballas .
MTV News caught up with last season’s sassy comic relief, Niecy Nash, who offered a few thoughts on the new castmembers — namely Palin and “Jersey Shore” standout Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
” ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is the hardest and most fun thing I’ve ever done,” she said. “I will tell you, for people who are untrained, it is a challenge.”
Nash added that if Sorrentino’s dedication to his famous stomach muscles is any indication, he might have the stamina to stay on the show for a while. “The Situation seems very disciplined,” Nash said. “You gotta do something to get 45 abs. So maybe he has what it takes to stick with it.”
Nash worried that juggling long rehearsals and taking care of baby Tripp could prove to be a challenge for Bristol.
“Bristol, you know, she’s been through a lot,” Nash said of Sarah Palin’s 20-year-old daughter. “It might be hard on her. But, you know, if you could get together with Levi [Johnston], you ought to be able to do anything,” she joked.
Nash added that if and when she is asked to come back to the show for a special guest dance number, she’ll do “anything where I can shake myself.”
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