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Zendaya Coleman to Compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Season 16

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You’re used to seeing her ‘swag it out’ on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up!, alongside on- and off-screen best friend Bella Thorne. But, ladies and gentlemen, make room for Zendaya Coleman on ABC because she is now a celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars, Season 16.

The girl who plays Rocky Blue on DC confirmed the news on Good Morning America, and took to Twitter immediately after, saying: “it’s true! I’m gonna be on #DWTS! with @iamValC I’m gonna need my Zswaggers for this one!! #ZswaggersGoHard.” @iamValC refers to her new dancing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, who was paired with soap opera actress Kelly Monaco last season, and placed third in the overall competition.

Zendaya’s not the first member of the Shake It Up! cast to hit the DWTS floor. Roshon Fegan, who plays Daya’s older brother, Ty, on the series, was a contestant on the 14th season with Chelsie Hightower, and placed in the top 6.

Other S16 contestants include Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, country singer Kellie Pickler, plus more athletes, musicians and reality stars. You can check out all the rest of the celebrity competitors on ABC.com.

The 16th season of Dancing with the Stars begins on Monday, March 18th at 8pm ET on ABC. Will you be rooting for Zendaya? Who would you like to see as a future contestant? Tell us your opinions in the comments below!

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