Artem Chigvintsev announces he is returning to Dancing With The Stars after welcoming a son with Nikki Bella: ‘I want to dedicate this season to my little boy’

Artem Chigvintsev will be back in the ballroom come autumn.

The 38-year-old professional dancer from Russia is set to perform again on the hit TV series Dancing With the Stars, he revealed on Good Morning America on Monday. 

This comes just after the Waltz expert welcomed a son with his former dancer partner and now fiancee Nikki Bella on August 2.

Here I go: Artem Chigvintsev will be back in the ballroom come autumn. The 38-year-old professional dancer from Russia will be performing again on the hit series Dancing With the Stars, he revealed on Good Morning America on Monday

Here I go: Artem Chigvintsev will be back in the ballroom come autumn. The 38-year-old professional dancer from Russia will be performing again on the hit series Dancing With the Stars, he revealed on Good Morning America on Monday

Happy daddy: 'I just can't wait to get back,' said the TV star. 'And I want to dedicate this season to my little boy'; he had a son with Nikki Bella earlier this month

Happy daddy: ‘I just can’t wait to get back,’ said the TV star. ‘And I want to dedicate this season to my little boy’; he had a son with Nikki Bella earlier this month

Dancing With the Stars is set to return to ABC on Monday, September 14, at 8 pm ET. 

‘I just can’t wait to get back,’ said the TV star. ‘And I want to dedicate this season to my little boy.’ 

He was seen on GMA on Monday morning as he filmed from home; Artem had on a denim shirt over a white top as he posed next to flowers. 

He loves to show off his body: Artem also laughed about his DWTS costumes

He loves to show off his body: Artem also laughed about his DWTS costumes

They congratulated the new dad: The Russian dancer chatted it up with the GMA hosts

They congratulated the new dad: The Russian dancer chatted it up with the GMA hosts

This is good news for the Salsa aficionado as he was not included in season 28. 

His announcement comes a bit late as the other pro dancers were announced on August 18.  

Other vets who will be on the show include Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber and Val Chmerkovskiy.

New parents: Nikki and Artem welcomed a son after getting engaged; seen in August 2019

New parents: Nikki and Artem welcomed a son after getting engaged; seen in August 2019

The new faces will be Britt Stewart and Daniella Karagach. 

The celebrity contestants have not yet been announced. In the past Marie Osmond, Kim Kardashian and Jane Seymour have competed.

Tyra Banks is the new host as Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were let go earlier this summer.  

source: dailymail.co.uk

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