'Dancing With the Stars' 2016 cast rumors: NFL star, a TV actress, and Bindi's brother to joining season 22?


It's back to the ballroom for all celebrities and their dance partners, as "Dancing With the Stars" (DWTS) returns with a fresh season this year.

The show's season 22 will premiere this March and will kick off with a two-hour episode.

According to ABC, the panel of judges will be composed of Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli, Ann Inaba, and Len Goodman. Tom Bergeron will also return to host the show.

In the previous season, it was Australia's very own Bindi Irwin who won the coveted mirror ball trophy. Who will be the next celebrity who will take home the trophy and the pride of winning season 22?

The official lineup of celebrities in this season's "Dancing With the Stars" have not been announced yet, but there are rumors and speculations as to who will be joining the show in March.

According to an exclusive from TMZ early last month, football star Rashad Jennings might leave the field and join the ballroom stage for this season.

Jennings told the news outlet in an interview that there's some "conversation" going on with the producers and he thinks that being included in the show could happen.

Italia Ricci of the family series "Chasing Life" is also included in the watch list. On Dec. 10, 2015, the actress tweeted, "'If Gary Busey can do it, so can you!' - @alexavega trying to convince me to do @DancingABC. (@TheCarlosPena and @SSIPOS aren't helping."

Since Bindi won last season, rumor has it that his brother, Robert, will be joining the upcoming season. The news comes from Celeb Dirty Laundry, which gathered that the kids' mom, Terri, revealed how producers are taking interest in casting Robert.

Will "Dancing With the Stars" producers really include an 11-year-old youngster in the show? These are merely rumors and speculations and still need to be confirmed.

Fans should just wait for further announcements on the official roster for season 20 which is expected to be dropped sometime in February.

"Dancing With the Stars" will return to ABC with brand new episodes starting on Mar. 21 at 8 p.m. EST.