by Tierney Bricker | Thu., Feb. 27, 2014 3:02 PM
A teen heartthrob is set to take over the ballroom!
Cody Simpson is in talks to join Dancing With the Stars upcoming 18th season, sources tell E! News. The 17-year-old Australian singer recently made headlines after it was revealed he's dating Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid's daughter Gigi Hadid.
The full cast for the upcoming season will be revealed on Tuesday, March 4, on Good Morning America, with the new season premiering Monday, March 17.
ABC does not comment on casting rumors.
Simpson wouldn't be the first celeb to join the reality dancing competition's upcoming season should he decide to put on his dancing shoes, as sources exclusively tell us that The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure will both be competing for the mirror-ball trophy.
And while Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis was hoping to join the cast, a source exclusively tells us that he is "no longer wanted. He's just too risky."
But don't worry, lovers of men with hot accents, as a source spills to us that Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the fan-favorite pro who left the show after season 15, is set to return for the new season. "Maks will return this season as a pro," a production source says. "Everyone's looking forward to having him back."
One new face we can definitely confirm fans will be seeing in the ballroom on March 17? Former contestant Erin Andrews, who is set to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as the show's co-host alongside Tom Bergeron.
"I've always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn't able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show," Burke-Charvet told E! News exclusively after her exit. "I've seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake."
Dancing With the Stars season 18 premieres on Monday, March 17, on ABC.
—Reporting by Michelle Falls and Ruth O'Neill