Although the identities of 11 couples signed up to compete as part of the DWTS season 14 cast were leaked to the public prior to this morning’s big GMA reveal, one remained a last-minute surprise: Legendary singer Gladys Knight.
Knight, 67, will rumba, quickstep and waltz her way around the famed Dancing with the Stars ballroom on the capable arm of Tristan MacManus, who returns to the show as a pro for a second season. MacManus partnered legal analyst Nancy Grace last Fall, and the unlikely duo finished in fifth place behind winners Karina Smirnoff and J.R. Martinez. And the hottie Irishman became a popular fixture on the show.
If Knight can dance like she can sing–she has an impressive eight Grammys in her awards arsenal–then adding a Mirrorball Trophy to her collection may not be out of the question, even as the eldest member of the DWTS season 14 cast. Watch the big premiere on March 19 at 7 PM on ABC to see if she can keep up with the youngsters.