The reality star is trading in her high heels for dancing shoes.

Dancing with the Stars announced a star-studded cast for season 31.  Actress and multiple sclerosis advocate Selma Blair, TikTok star Charlie D'Amelio and her mom Heidi, weatherman Sam Champion and others will be competing to take home the mirror ball trophy.

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Polarizing New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice will also be hitting the ballroom floor.  She's been paired with professional dancer Pasha Pashkov.

This is quite a change of pace for the reality star.  What inspired her to join the DWTS cast?

Why did Teresa Giudice join the cast of Dancing with the Stars?

It turns out, that Teresa was offered a spot on the ballroom floor years ago.  Per Hollywood Life, producers originally asked her to join the cast after she was released from prison back in 2015, but she turned it down to be with her family and because of conflicts with Bravo.

There are a few reasons why Teresa took the opportunity this time around.  According to Page Six, her Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip co-star and former DWTS cast member Kenya Moore encouraged her to join.  The reality star was sold after hearing that it'd give her a good workout.

Hollywood Life also mentioned that the show is special to Teresa since it's something she watched with her late father Giacinto Gorga.  In addition to this significance, People Magazine shared that the reality star wants to make her new husband Luis Ruela, and her daughters proud too.

You'll be able to stream Dancing with the Stars on Disney + starting September 19th.

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