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Simone Biles Says 'DWTS' Is Harder Than She Thought It Would Be

Simone Biles Says 'DWTS' Is Harder Than She Thought It Would Be

Simone Biles is opening up about the rigorous training for Dancing With the Stars.

The 20-year-old Olympian is used to hard work, but didn’t expect it to be this difficult.

“I have spent almost my entire life pushing my body to its limits, but all my years of gymnastics training still did not fully prepare me for what it’s been like to do Dancing with the Stars,” Simone wrote in her People blog. “Sasha has been an amazing teacher. He’s very patient and he knows when and how to push me. I’m getting the steps down that he’s teaching me, but there’s just so much more to dancing than I ever thought there would be.”

Dancing With the Stars premieres TONIGHT, March 20 @ 8PM on ABC.

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Heather Morris, Sabrina Bryan & More DWTS ‘Advantage’ Stars

Heather Morris, Sabrina Bryan & More DWTS ‘Advantage’ Stars

Dancing With The Stars has become a staple Monday night show, with our fave celebs learning a brand new skill and showing it off every week.

However, there have been a handful of celebs who are said to have an unfair advantage. But do they really?

Heather Morris is the latest celeb to join this select group of celebs, after it became known that she was a backup dancer for Beyonce, before joining Glee as cheerleader Brittany.

“Any of the competitors would want an advantage, a lot of the professionals would want to be paired with an Olympian or experienced partner, you know what I mean, but if anybody would have that advantage I’m just glad that it’s me,” her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy has said.

Click inside to see the other celebs who had an “advantage”…

See Who's Dancing On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 24 Premiere Tonight - Full Celeb & Pro List!

See Who's Dancing On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 24 Premiere Tonight - Full Celeb & Pro List!

We’re just mere hours away from the premiere of Dancing with the Stars!

We’ve got all the team names, voting guide and song & dance list for the exciting two hour premiere tonight!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest from Dancing with the Stars

The new season will premiere TONIGHT, March 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

Click through the slideshow below to find out the celebrities who are competing on DWTS this season…

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 24 Voting Guide

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 24 Voting Guide

The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres TONIGHT!

JJJ pulled together all the couples’ voting number and all the rules, so you don’t even have to look anywhere else.

If you missed it, you can see the full song and dance list on JJJ!

We’ve got voting numbers, plus online voting websites, and the rules about them all. The voting numbers are alpha order and will stay with the teams throughout the season.

Check them out below:

Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – 1 800 868 3401
Charo & Keo Motsepe – 1 800 868 3402
Chris Kattan & Witney Carson – 1 800 868 3403
David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – 1 800 868 3404
Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko – 1 800 868 3405
Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – 1 800 868 3406
Mr. T & Kym Johnson Herjavec – 1 800 868 3407
Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – 1 800 868 3408
Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – 1 800 868 3409
Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy – 1 800 868 3410
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – 1 800 868 3411
Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – 1 800 868 3412

Another way you can vote is on ABC.com and Facebook.

You can vote by phone throughout the program and up to 60 minutes after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting is up for 24 hours and will close @8PM ET on Tuesdays. (During the eighth, ninth and tenth weeks, however, online voting will CLOSE at 11AM ET/8AM PT on Tuesdays — we’ll let you know when this changes)

Dancing With The Stars premieres on Monday, March 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy Could Easily Be Out of 'DWTS' If They Miss Any Flight During Her Fifth Harmony Tour

Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy Could Easily Be Out of 'DWTS' If They Miss Any Flight During Her Fifth Harmony Tour

Praying to all the Gods everywhere that all the flights for Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy go as planned!

In their new interviews, Normani and Val opened up about how they’re going to handling Val being a sort of “groupie” on the Fifth Harmony tour, and how if they miss any flight back to LA, they’ll be out of Dancing With The Stars.

“I’m going with her on this Asian tour, and we’re going to be in eight different countries. This is actually the first time in my being on the show that I’m literally going to be prepping on the other side,” Val explained.

“There are two times we actually fly on a Monday,” he added. “If we don’t make a flight or there’s a storm or delay, we miss the show.

The first four weeks of the show, they’ll be in and out of Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Now, whether this means they’ll be off of the show, is another big question everyone is having right now.

Everyone pray!


‘Dancing With The Stars’: Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy Break Down The Competition

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Normani Kordei Reveals Why She Said Yes To Competing on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Normani Kordei Reveals Why She Said Yes To Competing on 'Dancing With The Stars'

When JJJ heard the rumors about a Fifth Harmony member joining the new season of Dancing With The Stars, we didn’t actually believe it.

But now with Normani Kordei signed up, we couldn’t be more excited about seeing her dance every week with Val Chmerkovskiy.

So, why exactly did she join?

“I wanted to be on Dancing With The Stars, because this is a show that I’ve actually grown up watching,” she says. “Especially with my grandmother; I remember, she would have her little logbook – I have to tell this story to everybody. She would keep track of everybody’s scores and who got passed onto the next week or who got eliminated.”

She added, “It’s just been a dream of hers to see me on the show, so it means a lot to me but it also means the world to her.”

Dancing With The Stars premieres on Monday, March 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy Loves Normani Kordei's Confidence

DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy Loves Normani Kordei's Confidence

One of the first things that everyone notices about Normani Kordei is her confidence, and her DWTS partner Val Chmerkovskiy noticed it too.

“She’s young, but she has a great sense of self, strength and femininity,” he revealed in a video interview earlier in the month. “I hope she’s going to bring that strength to the competition.”

Val also added that he plans to bring that strength Normani has to every performance.

“At the same time, for me, strength is not just confidence but also embracing your flaws and vulnerability. She seems like somebody that, at least at first glance, is very comfortable with the things that she’s not…and so she can embrace all the things that she is.”

Dancing With The Stars premieres on Monday, March 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

FYI: Normani is also pictured leaving rehearsals in Los Angeles on Wednesday (March 15).

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Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Look Flawless During Their DWTS Rehearsals

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Look Flawless During Their DWTS Rehearsals

Heather Morris and pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy look pretty amazing during their rehearsals for the first week of Dancing With The Stars.

The new practice pics were revealed today while the internet continued to argue about if Heather has an unfair advantage because of her professional backup dancer background.

“To say that we just have this massive advantage, I think so, but I don’t think we’re the only ones that could pull off beautiful, beautiful numbers,” Maks shared after the cast was first announced earlier this month.

He adds, “I’m ready for us to be scrutinized a little different and judged a little different and rightfully so, we’ll do our best.”

If you missed it, Heather and Maks will dance a Viennese Waltz to “Make Something Beautiful” by Ben Rector.

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