The Dancing with the Stars 2012 All Stars will hit the ballroom on September 24 to begin their individual quests for Mirrorball gold. Among the cast members is French actor Gilles Marini, who narrowly lost to Olympian Shawn Johnson at the close of DWTS season 8. But is the attractive former runner-up already injured?
Sort of. On the morning of September 22, Marini posted a discouraged update to Facebook followers, complaining of ill-timed back problems. “Bummer !:( Woke Up with a Locked Lower back ! Really, out of all the freaking days! The 1 time We’re gonna try our routine on the real set I am stuck! #SUCKS”
Although it sounds like a potential issueÂ—after all, he needs to be able to move to be able to dance!Â—don’t count Marini out just yet. He’s paired up with reigning pro champ Peta Murgatroyd, and as the show’s sexiest pair, they’re sure to sizzle.
The two are scheduled to perform an opening night Foxtrot, a dance which the suave Marini nailed during his original partnership with pro Cheryl Burke. His great carriage and smooth moves are a perfect match for the style, and if his chemistry with Murgatroyd is as good as it was with Burke, it’ll be a jaw-dropper of a performance.
The Dancing with the Stars All Stars show premieres Monday at 8 PM on ABC.