Last night, ABC announced the new cast of Dancing With the Stars’ 12th season, and our crush Mike Catherwood was revealed to be among those set to dance!
Catherwood, who will be joining Kirstie Alley, supermodel Petra Nemcova, E! star Kendra Wilkinson, talk show host Wendy Williams and rapper Romeo on the show this season, admits that he's afraid of being judged on the show. "And not just necessarily by Carrie Ann and the crew... the viewers," he said. "Anyone here who says they're OK with that is lying. It's tough to put yourself out there to be criticized, but that's the viewers' job."
Catherwood, a California radio VJ for KROQ, has been the object of our affection from the moment that we got a glimpse of his hotness when he sat in as a co-host on Live! With Regis and Kelly in January. A week after his appearance, 71% of our readers chose Mike as their crush of the week on Latina.com, proving what a hottie he is!
Although Mike is relatively new to the world of celebrity, he already has three nicknames: his radio name is Psycho Mike, Kelly Ripa calls him “Mark Consuelos 2.0” and we like to refer to the perfectly normal and super cute Catherwood as “Hunky Mike.”
Zap2it.com recently asked Catherwood if he would consider filling in for Regis Philbin on “Live” full-time. "I feel like there's a better chance of my name coming up as a possible lunch date with Kelly Ripa than a fill-in for Regis," said the humble Catherwood. "It's a pretty cool gig," he says. "It couldn't hurt my cred being on the biggest ABC show out there, so let's just throw that in the mix. Let's get something started." We'd love to see that, Mike! Although, Mario Lopez might have something to say about that.