Drew Lachey is knee deep in rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars: All Stars.
The 36-year-old won the show’s second season and thinks he still has what it takes to be a champion.
“It’s a great opportunity to show that season two, yes, was early on in the show but us champions and early winners can still compete with these new people. They’re talking about how intense the show is now and how much harder it’s gotten and there might be some truth to that, but I kind of take that as a personal challenge for me to come out and represent and do well,” said the 98 Degrees singer.
This time around Lachey will be paired with Ana Trebunskaya. His former partner Cheryl Burke will dance with Emmitt Smith.
Lachey described not working with Burke as “bittersweet.”
“There’s history there, and we know how to work together and how to dance together, but there’s also excitement to do something new. A new partner, a new dynamic, a new style, new choreography, new techniques,” he said.
Watch DWTS 8 p.m. Monday on ABC.