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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe joins 'Dancing With the Stars' cast

March 12, 2013|By Amy Kaufman
  • Sean Lowe during an episode of "The Bachelor."
Sean Lowe during an episode of "The Bachelor." (Dave Hagerman / ABC )

Sean Lowe may have walked away with a fiancee on the season finale of "The Bachelor" on Monday night, but he's not stopping there. The beefy Texan wants his shot at the mirror ball trophy too.

Mere hours after Sean placed a shiny diamond ring on Catherine Giudici's finger on national television, ABC announced that their golden boy would be a last-minute addition to the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars." Sean, a former Kansas State University linebacker, will join the already-announced cast that includes "American Idol" veteran and country singer Kellie Pickler, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump, professional boxer Victor Ortiz and uh, Andy Dick. 

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Sean won't have much time to prepare: The new season begins Monday, and he'll be paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd. 

"Bachelor" alumni have a mixed record on the highly rated program. In November, Melissa Rycroft -- the "Bachelor" contestant infamously spurned by single dad Jason Mesnick -- won the "All Stars" edition during her second turn on the reality show. But former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka had less luck: He was the fifth to be eliminated during the 10th season.

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