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Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles ‘super excited’ to be competing on Dancing With The Stars

CHAMPION: Simone Biles

CHAMPION: Simone Biles

OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS champion Simone Biles will participate in the new season of the American reality TV show, Dancing With the Stars.

“I’m super excited to be on this series of Dancing With The Stars,” she wrote on Instagram.

Starting in 2005 and modeled on the British program, Strictly Come Dancing, the show pairs celebrities with professional dancers, and the couples perform new routines each week.

The 19-year-old will be paired with professional dancer Sasha Farber for the series, marking the first time she danced with a man.

“I think just generally dancing in heels and dancing with a partner because I’ve never experienced that before. He’s the first guy I’ve danced with,’ the homeschooled teen told Fox News.

At the Rio Olympics, Simone became the first American gymnast to win four golds at a single Olympics. She also took home a bronze on the balance beam.

GOING FOR GOLD: Simone Biles and Dancing With The Stars partner Sasha

GOING FOR GOLD: Simone Biles and Dancing With The Stars partner Sasha Farber

The 4-foot-9 (1.42-meter) gymnast, who will turn 20 on March 14, has said she is planning to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

On Dancing with the Stars she will face off against Nancy Kerrigan, 47, a two-time Olympic ice skating medalist.

Last season’s winner was Laurie Hernandez, who along with Biles was on the US gymnastics team that won the all-around gold at the Rio Olympics.

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