Drew Scott’s plate is indeed full. Apart from his commitments with his reality show “Property Brothers” and his upcoming wedding with fiancée Linda Phan, Scott is also set to appear in season 25 of “Dancing With The Stars.”
In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Scott announced that he will join the fray in pursuit of the Mirror Ball trophy. He confirmed that he will partner up with pro dancer Emma Slater who emerged the winner in season 24. This makes Scott the first celebrity confirmed for the upcoming season.
“We’ve actually done two rehearsals,” Scott said. “I’m an athletic guy, I’m a sporty guy and I like taking on a challenge, but I’ve never danced before,” he added. The twin brother of Jonathan Scott is also a black belter in karate, which they believe will be his edge against the competition.
“We’ve actually been finding that the coordination and the movement from my karate is actually helping me on the dance floor,” Scott explained.
Slater also agreed with Scott regarding his karate skills as a big plus for their tandem. “It’s really handy. I’ve never had anybody with that kind of experience before but he really knows where to put his body,” shared his partner.
She noted, however, that their biggest challenge would be her partner’s height. “His height is going to be the most challenging thing. He’s got these long arms, long legs and there’s about a foot difference between the two of us,” she explained. She said she just compensates by wearing her shoes every time they rehearse.
Last month, Scott revealed that he and Linda are narrowing down their choices for their wedding venue. He shared in a PEOPLE interview that they are “definitely doing a destination wedding in Europe.” He floated that Mykonos, France, and Spain are on their shortlist.
The 39-year-old realtor also said that he is still finalizing the arrangements for his groomsmen. He shared that Linda has 14 bridesmaids but he doesn’t have that many friends. He jokingly said that this may force him “to make some new ones.”
Scott also hinted that the male entourage will wear kilts while the women will likely go for something with Chinese influence.