VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Special Preview - Drew Lachey
DANCING WITH THE STARS - ALL STARS marks the first time prior contestants will return for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy for a very special All-Star season. From former champions to fan favorites, including a celebrity voted in by fans, the stars and their professional partners will return to the ballroom on national television during the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), followed by the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Drew Lachey was such a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars that they brought him back to co-host for awhile. Now he's returning once more as a Dancing All-Star.
Drew Lachey, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is best known for his multi-platinum pop group 98 Degrees, which he joined with his brother Nick in 1995. Drew is the Season 2 winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, beating out 10 other dance couples in 2006. He also served as co-host of the show and hosted ABC's Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, a live, one-hour series that featured teams created by judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
A Broadway veteran, Drew starred as Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, and as King Arthur's right-hand man, Patsy, in Mike Nichol's award-winning production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Other onstage work includes Corny Collins in Hairspray and the Dancing with the Stars tour.
Drew also hosted HGTV's $250,000 Dollar Challenge, a reality show where families compete to pay off their mortgage with home-improvement challenges, America Sings for the Gospel Music Channel and the Miss USA Pageant, which he co-hosted with Nancy O'Dell.
Drew, along with design partner Sabrina Soto, won the celebrity edition of HGTV's Showdown Battle of the Bonus Room, where the team beat designer Matthew Finlason and figure skater champion, Kristi Yamaguchi. Drew is married and is a proud father of two.