“Dancing with the Stars” Season 25 Premiere Preview – Watch Cast Interviews!

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Dancing with the Stars Season 25 Preview

By Shari Weiss |

Dancing with the Stars Season 25 Preview


Hours before the “Dancing with the Stars” premiere on Monday, “GMA” featured a behind-the-scenes preview of season 25. As the new cast did last-minute preparations, they took a few minutes to chat with the morning show. Check out the video below!

To lead the special segment, “Good Morning America” picked season two winner Drew Lachey. Upon seeing him, brother and contestant Nick Lachey cracked, “This is the best ‘GMA’ could come up with? Times are tough.” Nick is competing with Peta Murgatroyd, whose own husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is dancing with Nick’s wife, Vanessa Minnillo. She observed as the other pair rehearsed, “My husband’s with another woman right now, bumping and grinding. And I’m gonna have to be okay with this.” Chmerkovskiy admitted he told Murgatroyd, “Either we’re gonna be on the same page in sharing information with an enemy, or we’re gonna be on the same page with [not].”

Meanwhile, Barbara Corcoran already has strong chemistry with Keo Motsepe, even encouraging him to show the morning show’s camera “how you look at me.” Debbie Gibson and Alan Bernsten’s debut routine will be to her own music, which took her by surprise. “But it’s kind of a full circle moment,” she acknowledged. “[The song] came out 30 years ago.” Drew also reunited with his former partner Cheryl Burke, telling her new contestant, Terrell Owens, that he’s probably used to working with “outspoken” coaches.” Burke testily asked, “So you’re saying I’m outspoken?” Quipped Drew, “I’m saying you’re too spoken.”

And in another amusing moment, Murgatroyd revealed that Nick’s nickname on set is “Pops” because there’s no one older than him competing. He wondered, “What’s it come to that I’m the oldest guy in the show?” Drew continued his correspondent duties by also appearing live on “GMA,” and teased from his own experience, ” I guarantee right now they’re starting to freak out. I mean, the show’s today. They’re just thinking, ‘Please, don’t let me go home first. Let me remember the steps.’ So there’s a lot going on in their heads right now.” Check out the video below, and come back to Gossip Cop on Monday night for the “DWTS” premiere highlights! NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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