When I heard the news that Nick Carter was joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars for the new season the little girl inside of me burst with excitement! Not only were the Backstreet Boys my favorite boy band growing up but Nick Carter had my heart ♥

According to US Weekly, Nick was asked four different times to be a part of the show but the fifth time around turned out to be a charm. He told the magazine that his buddy, 'N Sync, member, Joey Fatone, is the one who convinced him.

"He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, 'It's a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it'll teach you a lot of stuff..."

In addition, if you remember from season 9 his younger brother, Aaron Carter, was also on the hit show. Aaron came in 5th place and Nick says there's a lot of sibling rivalry there so that was another reason he agreed to do it.

DWTS wasted no time making the announcement with this video of Nick doing the Whip/Nae Nae

& Nick also posted this video on his Twitter page claiming we "ain't seen anything yet"

Ugh, he still melts my heart. Instead of writing it all over my notebook like I used to do when I was a kid I'll just write it on here now....


Season 21 of DWTS premieres Monday, September 14th at 8pm on ABC. Bindi Irwin and  Victor Espinoza have already been confirmed for the cast.