Skating’s Outrageous Johnny Weir to Judge ‘Skating with the Stars’

by | November 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM | RealityTV, TV News

Figure Skater Johnny Weir (Photo: Getty Images)

Figure Skater Johnny Weir (Photo: Getty Images)

As if the threat of cracking skulls on the ice and aerials gone awry wasn’t enticing enough, ‘Skating with the Stars‘ just announced that one of the sport’s most entertaining performers is on board as a judge.

We’re talking about Johnny Weir, the 26-year-old “fashionista of the ice,” a three-time U.S. champion, two-time Olympian and star of his unduly overlooked reality show, ‘Be Good Johnny Weir,’ on Showtime earlier this year.

Joining Weir at the judges’ table will be Dick Button, a two-time Olympian and the sport’s most famous commentator, and Laurieann Gibson, a professional dancer and choreographer for such artists as Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Beyonce.

Vernon Kay, host of ABC’s forthcoming ‘Million Dollar Mind Game,’ is hosting the show and ice dancer Tanith Belvin is on board as the color commentator.

The ‘Skating’ Stars Are Already Terrified

Here are the celebs who will be hitting the ice, listed with their pro partners:

~Bethenny Frankel (‘Real Housewives of New York City’) & Ethan Burgess

~Brandon Mychal Smith (‘Sonny with a Chance’) & Keauna McLaughlin

~Jonny Moseley (Olympic skier) & Brooke Castile

~Rebecca Budig (‘All My Children’) & Fred Palascak

~Sean Young (veteran actress) & Denis Petukhov

~Vince Neil (Motley Crue singer) & Jennifer Wester.

‘Skating with the Stars’ debuts Nov. 22 at 9:11 p.m. to 11 p.m./EST on ABC.

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