Peta Murgatroyd Says Jenna Johnson Will “Absolutely” Return to DWTS




Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd says her sister-in-law Jenna Johnson will be back in the ballroom for the show’s upcoming season.

In conversation with The US sunSpeaking about Johnson being a new mom, Murgatroyd said she believes she will return, although nothing is set in stone for Season 32.

“Oh absolutely,” shared Murgatroyd. “I have no doubt that she will come back. I think baby Rome is almost two months old now so I think she really wants to be back and she should be back too.”

Johnson gave birth to their first child, Rome Valentin, in January 2023. She has since returned to the gym and tried to love her postpartum body. Murgatroyd is pregnant and due in June 2023.

Peta Murgatroyd thinks Maks Chmerkovskiy would be a good DWTS judge

In an interview of March 9, 2023 with The US sun, Murgatroyd revealed she would love for her husband to return to the ballroom as a judge rather than a dancer. She believes he would be “right” for the role.

“Maks is a character in her own right,” she told the outlet. “He’s very lovable. He says what he thinks. I think it’s the perfect role for him. I think it would be a great place for him, you know, to be across from Derek [Hough] as well as.”

2 Dancing with the Stars pros are retiring

Following Season 31, two fan-favorite professional dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” have announced their retirements. Before the season ended, Cheryl Burke announced that she would not be returning as a professional dancer.

Burke later shared that she intended to host or judge the show, however during the January 4, 2023 episode of her former partner Chris Jericho’s podcast: “Talk is Jericho.”

Burke told Jericho that the show is “well aware” that it wants to “evolve” within the confines of the show. She was done being a professional dancer, but she was ready to continue the show in another capacity.

“But they don’t see a place for me,” Burke shared. “Whether at the judges’ table or as a possible co-moderator, and that’s okay. I am grateful, thank you for this experience, but I will continue.”

Then, in early March 2023, Mark Ballas followed suit by retiring his dancing shoes.

In a video recorded by a fan and uploaded to Twitter, Ballas announced he would not be returning to the show for the upcoming season. In the clip he thanks the fans and his parents.

“I just want to end this by saying this will be the last time you will see me dance in this capacity,” he tells the crowd. “I’ll finish tonight. This will be my last dance. I had the best time ever this season and this routine was a great finish. … Thanks guys for a lifetime of memories.”

Ballas returned from a five-year hiatus to dance with TikTok superstar Charli D’Amelio, winning the trophy against finalists Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy, Shangela and Gleb Savchenko, and Wayne Brady and Witney Carson.

Dancing With the Stars is slated to return to Disney+ in fall 2023. Peta Murgatroyd Says Jenna Johnson Will “Absolutely” Return to DWTS

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