Nancy O’Dell’s ‘Dancing’ Partner Revealed
First Published: February 11, 2009 4:23 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell now has her “Dancing” partner.
When she makes her “Dancing With the Stars” debut on March 9, Nancy will be dancing with professional Tony Dovolani – something Nancy predicted prior to the unveiling.
“I have narrowed it down to three, just based on height. I think it’s going to be either Tony, Jonathan or Dmitry, who is a new dancer,” Nancy said. “I feel in my bones it’s going to be Tony. I don’t know why. I just do.”
And if her dancing is anywhere as on point as her premonition, Nancy will have quite a “Dancing” run ahead of her.
As it turns out, Tony was just as pleased to find out Nancy was his new “Star.”
“I’m so glad you’re doing this and I’m really happy I got you,” Tony told Nancy on Tuesday when the pair finally met.
Nancy joins a long line of lovely ladies Tony has danced with over the course of the show, including Stacy Keibler, Sara Evans, Leeza Gibbons, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Susan Lucci.
“I’m panicked, petrified, nervous, scared and excited all rolled up together!” Nancy said earlier this week when it was announced she would be on the show. “People love that show and so do I. However, after watching season after season, I never ever thought I’d be one of the competitors! But my baby girl loves to dance so now she can watch mama dancing. Hopefully that’s what it will look like anyway.”
A few of the other pairings have also been revealed.
Steve-O said on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” his partner is Lacey Schwimmer; Denise Richards will be paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy; and Olympian Shawn Johnson revealed in an interview with “The Billy Bush Show” she will be dancing with Mark Ballas.
Real-life couple Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks will also be a “Dancing” team.
ABC will announce the rest of the pairings on Thursday.
The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” bows March 9 on ABC.
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