Soules was announced as the 12th and final contestant on the 20th season of DWTS today during his Good Morning America appearance with his beautiful fiancée Whitney Bischoff, a 29-year-old nurse from Chicago.
All of America watched Soules’s magical proposal to Bischoff last night on the season finale of The Bachelor.
He told the morning show, “Instead of moving to Arlington, [Iowa], we are going to be moving to LA for a couple of weeks at least to be on Dancing With the Stars.”
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) March 10, 2015
“It’s the worst kept secret ever,” he commented, alluding to the rumor mill which had already presumed he’d be a contestant on this season’s celebrity dancing show.
He joked to People, “I think the assumption is farmers don’t dance and that I’m going to go out there and look like a complete idiot. I’m going to try to prove that farmers can dance!”
Amongst those competing for the trophy this season is singing icon Patti LaBelle, football player Michael Sam, Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec, Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, actress Rumer Willis, LMFAO’s Redfoo, and several more.
DWTS premiers in one week, on March 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Stay tuned for our weekly recap of last night’s season finale of The Bachelor (including the scoop on the amazing proposal and other highlights).