As Soaps In Depth hinted on Friday, now that his stint on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has wrapped up, Jack Wagner (Nick; ex-Frisco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) will have plenty of time to practice the two-step for the new season of DANCING WITH THE STARS! This morning, ABC announced that Wagner will be one of the 12 celebrities headed to the dance floor for the 14th season of the competition. The other stars include singers Gavin DeGraw, Katherine Jenkins and Gladys Knight, former NFL star Donald Driver, Disney Channel actor Roshon Fegan, Telemundo star William Levy, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star Melissa Gilbert, FAMILY MATTERS' Jaleel White, tennis champ Martina Navratilova, EXTRA hostess Maria Menounos and THE VIEW hostess Sherri Shepherd.
"The timing was impeccable," Wagner told Soaps In Depth at a press conference this morning just after the announcement was made. "Just right when B&B and I parted ways...this happened a week later. This show has been on the plate, but I couldn't do it. The schedule worked out perfectly."
The new cast will take the stage for the first time during the two-hour season premiere on Monday, March 19.