Laurie Hernandez joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ live tour

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy arrive for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 23, 2016. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) — “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 winner Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy are going on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live! — We Came to Dance.”

“I am so excited to continue this amazing journey and join the ‘Dancing with the Starstour,'” said Hernandez in a statement. “I loved every minute of dancing with Val and all of the incredible dancers from ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor with all of them, visiting cities across the country.”

At 16, the Olympic gold medalist this week became the youngest contestant in “DWTS” history to take home the coveted, mirror-ball trophy.

Also part of the 43-city tour will be Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

The show will hit the road Dec. 16 and run through Feb. 14.


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