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By Sierra Marquina

Former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure is one of twelve brave celebrities on this season of Dancing With The Stars.

And considering it’s quite the competition, and this year features a new twist where America can vote on which partner you’ll be switched to, why did the actress want to do the show?

To compete with her retired NHL star husband Valeri Bure, who competed on a similar show in Canada called Battle of the Blades!

Candace tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest: “Sports and fitness are super important in our family. My husband is a professional athlete and my husband won a very similar show to this in Canada two years ago, so I’d like a trophy sitting next to his.”

Catch the premiere of Dancing With The Stars tonight on ABC at 8/7c.