One “Dancing With the Stars” alum says that internet hosting the ABC dancing competitors sequence could be a dream job. In an interview with Heavy, season 25 contestant Victoria Arlen advised us she would like to host “Dancing With the Stars” — and we predict she could be an excellent match.
Arlen Says Hosting ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Would Be a ‘Dream Come True’
It’s no secret that “Dancing With the Stars” followers don’t like the brand new host, supermodel Tyra Banks. And the show has a historical past of hiring its former dancers as hosts — each Brooke Burke and Erin Andrews competed on the show earlier than they had been employed to host it.
Plus, Arlen already has a plethora of internet hosting expertise from her time working as a reporter at ESPN and now internet hosting “American Ninja Warrior Junior” for Peacock. So, we needed to ask — would she ever need to host “Dancing With the Stars”?
“Yes, completely,” stated Arlen. “That could be such a dream come true.”
Arlen Said Her ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partner Is ‘Like Family’
On season 25, Arlen shared her unimaginable story about contracting two “extremely uncommon neurological situations that shut [her] physique down,” she advised Heavy. She went on to win a gold medal on the 2012 Paralympics after spending 4 years in a coma after which later having to re-learn the way to stroll. So the truth that she was in a position to compete on a ballroom dancing show is nothing in need of a miracle, although Arlen did say that being seen as an “inspiration” introduced with it a whole lot of stress at instances.
“Becoming an ‘inspiration’ was undoubtedly not one thing I had ever deliberate on being. I shortly discovered it got here with a whole lot of stress and accountability,” stated Arlen. “At first it was overwhelming coming again right into a world I did not acknowledge and being given this new title of being an inspiration. I did not need to ever let anybody down, so I put a whole lot of stress on myself, which truthfully affected my psychological well being at instances. I had to determine the way to finest navigate whereas nonetheless prioritizing my very own well being.”
Arlen additionally advised us that “Dancing With the Stars” was like a household for her and he or she completely nonetheless retains in contact together with her companion, Val Chmerkovskiy.
“‘Dancing With the Stars’ is such a household, so I all the time love with the ability to watch and cheer on my buddies,” stated Arlen when requested about watching the show. She added, “Val and I’ve saved in contact. Unfortunately, as a consequence of being on totally different sides of the nation and loopy schedules, we do not see one another a ton, however Val is like household to me.”
When requested if she would return to the show to compete, Arlen stated she completely would if the show needed her again as a result of she “had such a enjoyable time” the primary time round.
Finally, she had some recommendation for the brand new batch of celebrities competing on the show this yr: “Enjoy each single second and do not be too arduous on your self. It is a journey, however my recommendation is to embrace it and have a ton of enjoyable!”
“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on ABC. “American Ninja Warrior Junior” drops new episodes each Thursday on Peacock TV.