Skating with the Stars pros and hosts are even less famous than the stars

ABC has revealed the identities of the hosts and professional skaters for its upcoming Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars, and they’re even less famous than the six non-star stars who will be competing.

Here are the pairings, according to ABC: “Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess, Brandon Mychal Smith & Keauna McLaughlin, Jonny Moseley & Brooke Castile, Rebecca Budig & Fred Palascak, Sean Young & Denis Petukhov and Vince Neil & Jennifer Wester.”

The hosts are Vernon Kay (“host of ABC’s upcoming ‘Million Dollar Mind Game’ and one of the most popular television presenters in the United Kingdom,” ABC says) and Olympian Tanith Belbin (“the most decorated U.S. Ice Dancer in history”).

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.