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Battle of the ‘90s: Kel Mitchell Calls James Van Der Beek His Biggest Competition on DWTS

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Kel Mitchell says that James Van Der Beek will be his biggest competition on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Both the actors were very popular in the ’90s for their tv shows, which both had mass followings.

Dancing With The Stars is back, and on Monday, September 16, the season 28 contestants will strut their stuff and fame under the bright lights of center stage. This year’s list consists of The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Karamo Brown from Queer Eye, model Christie Brinkley, singer Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, pop star Ally Brooke, NBA player Lamar Odom, and Sean Spicer.

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Kel Mitchell will be in the zone come the night of the premiere, and he had already figured out who his biggest competition will be. The star of Kenan & Kel was talking about James Van Der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame. Mitchell spoke with People and said he had been most impressed by Van Der Beek’s talents on the dance floor. Incidentally, on the sitcom Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, Van Der Beek actually had to learn a choreographed dance as of the sitcom’s storyline. The Dawson’s Creek alum said he predicts that he will go far in this season of Dancing With The Stars.

When it comes to practicing, the two actors have had to duel for the time in the dance room. Mitchell commented that every time he went to rehearse, he would bump into Van Der Beek, saying he was a beast when it came to training. The comedian was also surprised to see that Van Der Beek practiced on his own often; Mitchell appreciated that he was dedicating so much time before actual practice hours. With all that said, Mitchell is still absolutely determined to win the title and Mirrorball Trophy for himself. The actor is more focused than ever; and, luckily, he said his background in hip-hop has helped him to memorize the choreography.

While the season 28 dancers are preparing their bodies for the high-stress level, it comes as no surprise that this talent show is very physically demanding. Mitchell commented that he is feeling muscles that he had never felt before, and he will probably end up in the best shape of his life. Fans of Dancing With The Stars can tune in to ABC for the season premiere.

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The season premiere of Dancing With The Stars airs September 16 at 8pm EST on ABC.

Source: People

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