Jodie Sweetin first celeb for new season of ‘Dancing’

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Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Season 22 of the hit ABC series “Dancing with the Stars” is being trumpeted with big news on several levels.

Jodie Sweetin |Getty Images)

Jodie Sweetin |Getty Images)

First, one of the series’ favorite pro dancers, and multi-mirror-ball champ Derek Hough is not returning to the show this season. He’s headed to Broadway to star as Gene Kelly in the stage musical of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Second, the first celeb signed on for the upcoming season is “Fuller House” star Jodie Sweetin. She’s following in the footsteps of co-star Candace Cameron Bure, who competed in season 18 of the show. Netflix announced today that “Fuller House” has been renewed for a second season.

And lastly, “Dancing” two-time mirror-ball champ/pro Kym Johnson and her former partner, billionaire and “Shark Tank” co-star Robert Herjavec, officially announced their engagement. The duo was paired on season 20 of the show and their chemistry was palpable throughout the competition (theyfinished in sixth place). Johnson had already made the engagement public via several tweets over the weekend.

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