The training and competition for Dancing With The Stars is rigorous and challenges each celebrities bodies and commitment in ways they may have never been challenged before. They endure week after week of grueling rehearsal and suffer body aches, injuries and obstacles all for that glorious DWTS trophy and bragging rights, of course!
This 20th season of DWTS, marks it’s 10 year anniversary and features the youngest contestant in the show’s history, (Willow Shields, 14, of The Hunger Games). It also features former NFL pro, Michael Sam and R&B great Patti LaBelle. At age 71, she joins a long list of age 50+ contestants over the years. Remember Billy Dee Williams (76) competed in Season 18 but left due to chronic back issues. The oldest contestant so far has been Cloris Leachman who was 82 at the time she competed on Season 7 and reached 7th place. Click here see the complete list of this season’s celebrity contestants.