PBR Takes on “Dancing With The Stars”


February 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Rodeo seems to be gaining the attention of those beyond the barbed wire fence rows, crooked cowboy hats and square-toed boots. The cast of season 24 of the hit reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars” was announced live on “Good Morning America” today, and the line up includes a celebrity of a different origin: Professional Bull Riders (PBR).

29 year old professional bull rider and model Bonner Bolton will join the star studded line up along side his dancing partner Sharna Burgess as the second real cowboy to appear on “Dancing With The Stars.”

Ty Murray, nine-time World Champion bull rider and co-founder of the PBR, was the first rodeo super star to appear on the show back in Season 8.

Watch the announcement on Good Morning America here.

The season 24 premiere is the 400th episode of the hit show, and many fan-favorite dancing partners will also be returning to the show, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, who welcomed their first child together just this year. Veteran dancer Kym Herjavec is also back this season, after she took a hiatus following her marriage to her former “DWTS” partner Robert Herjavec. The celebrities and their partners appeared live on “GMA” today.

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on Mon. March 20, 2017 at at 8 p.m. ET.


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