'Dancing With The Stars' Season 16 Premiere Recap: Hot Start!


Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd
Which couples had the most chemistry?

With The Bachelor's Sean Lowe in the cast of Dancing With the Stars, Season 16 was an instant hot ticket. 

For anyone doubting his relationship with fiancée Catherine Giudici, her presence in the audience assured this couple is still very much in love. Seated next to Sean's parents (including his fan-favorite dad) in the front row, Catherine looked gorgeous in a simple red dress, with her hair pulled back. She couldn't stop smiling every time the camera pointed her way, even after co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet asked Sean what it was like dancing with another woman: his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd.

''It feels a bit awkward,'' Sean admitted, ''but my fiancée understands that it's just dancing!''

But Sean and Catherine weren't the only couple with eyes for each other. Dance pro Mark Ballas and Olympian Alexandra Raisman looked especially in sync, and received high scores from the judges to boot. With their matching hair color (and heights), there was definitely some flirting going on during the rehearsal footage.

Super Bowl champion Jacoby Jones surprised everyone in the live audience with his showstopping performance, arguably the most entertaining of the night. As a single guy dancing with the sexy Karina Smirnoff this season, we could see these two hooking up off-camera as well.

Speaking of gorgeous guys, Season 16 is overflowing with them. General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher is every bit the athletic, square-jawed hero type. But he's also very taken, with a wife and two kids.

DWTS fans are most likely missing Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who decided to leave the show this season. But not only is his little brother Val more than making up for the Chmerkovskiy void, new pro Gleb Savchenko easily fills the tall, dark and handsome role formerly taken by bad boy Maks. Gleb’s partner Lisa Vanderpump may be too shy to jump up and wrap her legs around him, but we would happily take her place.


What did you think of the new season and the new cast? Who do you think will definitely make it to the Finals, and which couple(s) show the most chemistry? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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