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    Updated on Sep 3, 2020. Posted on Sep 2, 2020

    "Dancing With The Stars" Casts Carole Baskin Because Yep, That Sounds About Right For 2020

    ...Because of course she is.

    Remember the early days of quarantine, when we were all talking about Cheer and Tiger King?

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    *Takes a puff from a cigar* The good ol' days...

    It feels like a millennium since then, but the latest 2020 surprise has proved it's not. Ladies and gentlemen (or should I say cool cats and kittens)...Carole Baskin has been cast to appear on Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars.

    Carole in Tiger King
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    This was not the headline I expected to wake up to this morning, but it was the headline I deserved.

    The announcement came on Good Morning America this morning, showing Carole (surprise surprise) dancing in a flower crown with a stuffed animal tiger.

    ABC / Via Twitter: @GMA

    I mean, did we expect anything less?

    Carole joins a cast that includes Cheer coach Monica Aldama, Disney star Skai Jackson, rapper Nelly, Catfish's Nev Schulman, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, and The Bachelor's Kaitlyn Bristowe.

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    It's an...interesting lineup.

    This will also be the first season hosted by Tyra Banks.

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    Honestly? I'm here for it.

    Twitter was, understandably, thrown into a frenzy.

    NOT MISS CAROLE BASKIN ON DWTS 😭😭 September just started wtf 💀

    Others were a little...upset. In case you forgot, it was alleged that Baskin had something to do with the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis. However, Carole has denied the accusations in both the show and subsequent interviews.

    Out of all the people in the world they placed Carole Baskin in @DancingABC Get me out of 2020 😭

    Some people thought the show might be a good opportunity to finally solve the case.

    nev schulman & carole baskin are both on dwts this season? calling it now, he will use google image reverse search to solve the mystery of her missing husband.

    While others just thought the combination of celebs this season was...strange, to say the least.

    I never thought I would hear skai jackson, carole baskin, and nev schulman’s names mentioned together

    Who will win the Mirrorball this year? Could it be Carole Baskin? Only time will tell!

    last year's cast of DWTS with Hannah Brown holding the Mirrorball
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    The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown won last year.

    Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars will premiere Monday, Sept. 14 on ABC. Until then...

    Carole saying "Get ready, you cool cats and kittens" in the GMA announcement
    ABC / Via Twitter: @GMA

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