Dancing with the Stars Season 21 has its next contestant ... and it's Nick Carter! The Backstreet Boys singer will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy this season, along with Bindi Irwin who was also recently announced as a celeb dancer.
Nick said he's "excited" about joining the cast, and even revealed a shocking inspiration for deciding to do the show! His boy band rival (but now friend!), N*SYNC's Joey Fatone had a wonderful time on the show in the past, and encouraged him to go for it.
"He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, 'It's a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it'll teach you a lot of stuff,'" Nick told Us Weekly. "He said, 'You'll get what you put into it.' And I'm a hard worker, so I think it'll be fun."
Nick's younger brother Aaron Carter even competed on Season 9, so there will definitely be some family competition.
"My brother was on it; he did great; and he's a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience," Nick said. "And there's a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there's a little something inside of me that says, 'Okay, I'm going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'"
We can't wait to see how he does!
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