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DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd reveals fan-favorite pro dancer is ‘absolutely’ expected to return next season after hiatus

DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd reveals fan-favorite pro dancer is ‘absolutely’ expected to return next season after hiatus

DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd has revealed a fan-favorite pro dancer is “absolutely” expected to return to the show next season after taking time off.

Fans of Dancing with the Stars were shocked when it was announced seasoned pros Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, and Jenna Johnson wouldn’t be returning last season.

GettyPeta Murgatroyd gave an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun about her future on DWTS and how she’s handling her second pregnancy[/caption]

GettyShe teased which DWTS pro dancer will be returning to the show next season[/caption]

Jenna, at the time, was pregnant with her first child with husband Val Chmerkovskiy.

Now, her sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd, has teased whether she’ll be returning after welcoming their baby boy Rome Valentin in January 2023.

“Oh, absolutely. I have no doubt she’ll be back,” Peta, 36, told The U.S. Sun exclusively during an interview.

“I think baby Rome’s nearly two months now, so I think she absolutely wants to be back and she should be back as well.”

The Peta Jane Beauty founder also said she would “love to” also return for season 32 after welcoming her second child this spring.

“It’s gonna be like around the eight- or nine-week mark this time [after giving birth]. So yeah, I’m totally willing,” she shared.

This comes after she previously rooted for her husband Maks Chmerkovskiy, 43, to join the judges’ panel.

Her husband of five years has been away from the show since 2018 to focus on fatherhood and his other projects.

Producers are on the hunt to fill Len Goodman‘s position – next to Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli – after he announced his exit from the Disney+ show.


Peta joked that the pro dancers know “literally nothing” when it comes to casting decisions.

However, she can only hope that her family is part of the new season.

Viewers last saw Peta partnered with Sex and the City star Jason Lewis.

Fans were shocked when they were eliminated after week one.

When asked who she would like as her next partner, the pro dancer said she’d love a football player.

She explained: “I like football players because they know how to work hard. I really like that they know how to be coached. They’re very driven.

“I also would love somebody who’s just entertaining and fun and just, you know, doesn’t take themselves too seriously and wants to be there.”

She continued: “You know, you definitely want somebody who wants to go the whole way with you [and] isn’t gonna turn up three hours late and then you only have an hour left to try to figure stuff out in frantic moments. You want somebody who’s dedicated.”

TikTok star Charli D’Amelio took home the season 31 Mirror Ball Trophy with partner Mark Ballas.

Fans believed the season was “rigged” because Charli had dance experience and had over 100million followers.


Peta announced in January that she was pregnant with her and Maks’ second child. They are already parents to son Shai, 6.

As she prepares to welcome baby No. 2 this June, she says her little one is “so ready” to become a big brother.

“He is asking every day when it’s gonna pop out of my belly button. You know, he’s just the cutest,” she gushed.

Peta and Maks publicly announced they had suffered three miscarriages prior to their baby announcement.

“[Shai’s] been wanting this for so long and also along the road of the struggles, you know, in the past two years, he has heard me say to him before, ‘Mommy’s pregnant,’ and then I’m not,” she explained.

“I do feel like there was definitely letdowns for him along the way.”

She continued: “‘Oh, the egg broke,’ I would say. I would try to cover [the miscarriages] up like that, but, yeah, he’s really excited.”

Peta and Maks have chosen to keep the baby’s gender a secret until the arrival because she’s “not a huge fan of gender reveals.”


As she waits for the birth of baby No. 2, Peta is looking forward to launching new tanning products for her brand Peta Jane Beauty.

“It’s just exploded in the past year. We have literally sold out right now and we are coming back into stock in a couple of weeks,” she said about the award-winning tanning mousse that “dries within seconds.”

“People are just begging for it to be back.”

Next, a whole new line of gradual tanning products will be coming out this spring.

“I’m like the tanning connoisseur, like, I’ve done it for, you know, 20 years or something like that. So I just wanted something that was accessible for everybody that everybody can use, put their clothes on, [and] get out the door.”

She added: “I love that we have a face tanner coming out. It’s gonna be so good and people have been begging for it, so I’m excited.”

GettyPeta gushed that she would love to see her husband Maks Chmerkovskiy on the judges’ panel[/caption]

GettyThe Peta Jane Beauty founder also said that she has ‘no doubt’ Jenna Johnson will be returning – pictured here with former partner JoJo Siwa[/caption]

InstagramJenna and husband Val Chmerkovskiy welcomed Rome Valentin in January[/caption]

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