It’s back, people! Dancing with the Stars Season 24 is here, and it’s one of the most stacked seasons we’ve seen in a long time.
This upcoming season features some big names, including America’s sweetheart Simone Biles, Nancy Kerrigan, David Ross, Mr. T, and Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei.
To no surprise, Biles opened as the favorite for this season with +400 odds, just four months after her Olympic teammate Laurie Hernandez was awarded the Mirrorball Trophy. Can two gymnasts win back to back? I’m not totally ruling it out, but I think Heather Morris (+500) could give Biles a good run for her money.
Morris may be known best for her role as Brittany Pierce in Glee but what a lot of people may not know is that before accepting her role on Glee, Morris was a backup dancer for Beyonce. Yeah, you heard me. BEYONCE. How it’s fair that she’s on the show, I’m not entirely sure. But if she doesn’t run away with this, I’ll be shocked. I expected her to be the favorite out of the gate and if betting on DWTS is your scene, now is the time to put some money down on Morris.
As we’ve seen before, figure skaters are no joke when it comes to their dancing ability, with Meryl Davis coming out on top in season 18. With Biles and Morris in the mix, I don’t think Kerrigan (+1000) has a great shot at winning the Mirrorball Trophy, but she does have the potential to do fairly well. That’s if Tonya Harding doesn’t have something to say about it. Too far?
Apparently, four seasons of the Bachelor franchise wasn’t enough reality TV for current Bachelor Nick Viall (+1200), as he is also joining the season 24 cast. His mini stint of dancing on stage with the Backstreet Boys in this season of the Bachelor was enough of an indication for me to warn you not to waste your money on Viall.
As much as I want Ross (+1600) to be my underdog pick, I don’t think there’s much hope for Grandpa Rossy, who currently sits with the second-worst odds on the board.
Mr. T sits at the very bottom of the oddsboard with +2500. Are we surprised? Didn’t think so. I pity the fool who wastes any money on Mr. T.
Other athletes joining the season 24 cast are professional bull rider Bonner Bolton (+600) and Rashad Jennings (+1000).
Check out the full list of odds below, and be sure to let us know who you think will win the Mirrorball this season.
Odds as of March 6 at Bovada