It could be a Disaster on Ice. But like it or not, ABC’s “Skating With the Stars” is coming full steam ahead. On Tuesday night ABC announced the “Skating With the Stars” cast. Now we have the names- and the faces- of the pro partners.
ET Online posted a video of the “Skating With the Stars” cast and their pro ice skating partners. Here’s who is skating with whom.
The “Skating With the Stars” cast and Pro Partner Pairings
Bethenny Frankel. The “Real Housewives” star will skate with pro skater Ethan Burgess.
Jonny Moseley– The gold medalist Olympic skier will pair up with 2007 U.S. National Champion pair skater, Brooke Castille.
Rebecca Budig- The “All My Children” star will skate with pro ice skater Fred Palascak.
Brandon Mychal Smith. Disney’s “Sonny With a Chance star will be partnered with American pair skater Keauna McLaughlin.
Sean Young. The 50 year old Blade Runner movie actress will skate with pro Denis Petukhov.
Vince Neil. Don’t write off the Motley Crue front man so fast. Neil told USA Today he skated competitively as a child and says it’s all coming back to him, claiming he’s in it to win it. His partner is American ice dancer Jennifer Wester.
Meanwhile ice skating bloggers Sarah Brannan and Drew Meekins took to Twitter to tweet that skaters Dick Button and Johnny Weir have been tapped to be judges on “SWTS”. No official announcement on the judges has come from ABC.
But with two possible male judges on tap, surely there will be a female judge. My money goes on Kristi Yamaguchi. She’s a U.S. Olympic ice skating champion and a former “Dancing With the Stars” ” winner so she is already part of the ABC family. Plus she served as a team captain on this week’s “Dancing With the Stars” team dance competition so ABC gave her plenty of face time.
But if not Kristi Yamaguchi, perhaps former Olympic champ Nancy Kerrigan would be a judge? Or is this more of a Tonya Harding kind of show?
“Skating With the Stars” premieres on November 22, 2010 on ABC.
Dancing With the Stars, November 2, 2010, ABC TV