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Charlie White, ‘DWTS’ Contestant: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Dancing With The Stars has made Charlie White a professional ballroom dancer and many believe he will take the mirrorball trophy this season. Have a look at the 5 Fast Facts on White, his love life, and everything else you’re dying to hear about.


1. Meryl Davis Is Battling White in the Ballroom

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are Olympic skating partners who have won countless medals together, but this time the two are on opposing teams. Davis is paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, while White is paired with Sharna Burgess on Dancing With The Stars. Check out one of White’s fantastic performances.

PHOTOS: Meryl Davis & Charlie White – Olympic Figure Skaters’ Best Pics Together

Meryl Davis and figure skating partner Charlie White dazzle at the Sochi Olympics. Check out their best photos together.

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2. White Has a Girlfriend And She’s Not Meryl Davis

Tanith Belbin is the name of the girl who has won Charlie White’s heart. While many have been under the impression that White was dating his ice-dancing partner Meryl Davis, it is not true. On the first episode of DWTS this season, Davis even told her new partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy that she was single.

Belbin is also an ice-dancer, though she is retired, and the two have been together for years. In addition, Belbin has worked as a choreographer and as a commentator on ABC’s Skating with the Stars.


3. White And Davis Are the Longest-Lasting Dance Team in the United States

Davis and White got together as figure-skating partners in 1997 and are currently the longest-lasting team in the United States. Wikipedia lists their accomplishments as:

With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time (2011, 2013) World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time (2010, 2012) World silver medalist, five-time Grand Prix Final champion (2009–2013), three-time Four Continents champion (2009, 2011, 2013) and six-time U.S. national champion (2009–2014). They also won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics … Davis and White are the current world record holders in the short dance, free dance, and total combined score.


4. The Cutting Edge Reflects White’s Life

If you’ve ever seen the movie The Cutting Edge before, then you know it deals with an ice hockey player who becomes an ice-dancing champion. This may sound very familiar to Charlie White who formerly competed as an ice hockey player and helped bring his team to a state championship. However, unlike the movie, White has been ice-dancing as well since he was a child.


5. Derek Hough Worked With White Before Dancing With the Stars

Meryl Davis and Charlie White worked with Derek Hough and a man named Alex Wong on their programs for 2013 and 2014, so White was quite familiar with Hough prior to joining the DWTS cast.


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