Tonya Harding is so able to lastly be on Dancing with the Stars.
The previous Olympic determine skater is a longtime fan of the ABC actuality present and has “at all times wished to be on it,” she advised E! Information after the all-athletes solid announcement in New York this morning, however she is aware of there’s one identify she will not be capable of escape throughout her time on the present.
Harding is well-known for an incident in 1994 when her ex-husband employed somebody to hit determine skating rival Nancy Kerrigan within the knee. The story, in addition to Harding’s tough childhood and rise to skating stardom, was chronicled within the 2017 film I, Tonya, with Margot Robbie enjoying Tonya.
Nancy Kerrigan additionally simply so occurs to have competed on Dancing with the Stars in season 24. She tied with Nick Viall for sixth and seventh place.
When requested if she’s prepared for the Nancy Kerrigan references, Harding stated she was.
“, I do know that there is going to be comparisons, and that is completely high-quality,” she advised us, although she’s obtained greater issues with regards to accomplice Sasha Farber and his new spouse, fellow professional and accomplice to MLB star Johnny Damon, Emma Slater. “I simply wish to exit and we’ll do the most effective that we will, and hopefully beat his spouse. That is the necessary half, I suppose.”
Farber appears to suppose they have a fairly good likelihood simply primarily based on one factor.
“Our top is like, excellent.”
For extra from Harding and Farber—together with why we’re about to see a complete new facet of Tonya Harding—hit play above, and head to our gallery to get the inside track on the complete solid.
Dancing With the Stars: Athletes premieres Monday, April 30 at eight p.m. on ABC.