And Derek Hough’s new partner for Dancing With The Stars Season 18 is……drum rolls please…..AMY PURDY!! Amy is a an American actress, snowboarder, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports and spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. You can read all about her at Wikipedia.
Exciting!! What a beautiful and inspirational person Derek has for a partner. We look so forward to the inspirational team they will make on the new season of Dancing With The Stars and the message they will send to everyone about “defying the odds”. Let’s send them some love and support in comments, All!!! ~Vogue and Heidi
ETA: Derek also mentioned how there will be a “switch” this season at some point when the couples will switch partners. America will do the voting on it.
ETA2: Derek announced at twitter he will be travelling to Russia tomorrow to join Amy at the Paralympics. He tweeted, “Such a courageous and inspiring Woman . #newmeaning #defyingtheodds” And that it is!!
Also, if you’d like to see Derek “behind the scenes” at the first Cast photo shoot, see the official site. Below is a behind the scenes take with Charlie White courtesy of Derek’s publicist….
Below are a couple of takes from the cast announcement today courtesy of @YukiSNYC. You can also view another at ET Online.