Dancing with the Stars is getting one of its iconic pros back!
Karina Smirnoff has been one of the most successful dancers on the franchise ever since she joined the ABC Reality TV show back in Season 3.
And now after a one-year break, she’s back to reclaim her Mirror Ball Trophy!
The 37-year-old has made it to the finals four different times, winning with J.R. Martinez in Season 13, but after two poor showings where she only placed 11th back to back in 2014, Karina decided to leave the show to focus on her book, We’re Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches.
Well, it seems as though the jitterbug has bitten the DWTS alum, because it was announced on Tuesday that Karina would be rejoining the cast for Season 21!
So who else will she be competing against??
While all of the judges and hosts will return, so far only reigning champ Val Chmerkovskiy and fan favorite Witney Carson have been confirmed as pros, with Pretty Little Liars‘ Shay Mitchell the only strongly rumored celebrity contestant.
Hopefully Karina doesn’t get sacked with an athlete again so she actually has a chance to win!
Make sure to catch Karina, Val, Witney, and the rest of the cast when Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, September 14, at 8/7c on ABC!
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]