In an exclusive first look at the new season of the hit ABC show, the new partners meet face-to-face for the first time at Henner’s residence and they click right away.
“Who know who I would kill for?” she says to the film crew in the begging of the clip. “There’s no one like Derek Hough. But I know he’s not doing it. But … he’s a God.”
The camera then pans to the front door, revealing none other than the returning pro and 6-time Mirror Ball champion.
“No! Oh, my God!” screams Henner, 64, while covering her face. “Oh, my God, Derek. No.”
The pair embrace and Henner adorably can’t seem to collect herself long enough to actually fathom that 31-year-old Hough is her partner.
“You have no idea,” she continues to scream. “I can’t believe I got you! I can’t believe I got you!”
Henner is one of the 13 contestants slated for a trip to the ballroom on season 23. She is in no amateur when it comes to dancing, as she has been on Broadway many times in her career, including roles in Pal Joey, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and the long-running revival of Chicago.
Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.