AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys Joining ‘Dancing With The Stars’

According to Entertainment Tonight, AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys will be joining the 29th season of Dancing With The Stars.

McLean teased some “big news” on his Instagram:

“I’m on a very strict diet, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, no sodas of any kind, and completely sober for almost nine months,” he said. “This amazing, but rigorous, workout is all due to my amazing trainer, Mr. Bobby Strong. He’s been a huge asset in my transformation, trying to get myself prepared and ready for what’s to come in the next few weeks.”


“A lot of surprises coming from me,” he teased in the video. “I can’t tell you guys exactly what yet but I’m doing this for two reasons: one, to get in the best shape of my life, and to be healthy and to be happy, physically, mentally, and emotionally, and there’s something else coming up. Can’t tell you what it is but believe me you’ll know why based on that.”

Sources confirmed to ET that his big news will be the announcement of his participation on the upcoming season of DWTS.

Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars will premiere on Monday, September 14 at 8PM PT on ABC.