Peta and Maksim welcomed son Shia in January.
The pros confirmed their return to the show on Monday’s edition of ‘Good Morning America’, where they also discussed competing against each other for the mirrorball trophy.
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are returning to ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Speaking about competing again after giving birth in January, Peta said: "I am definitely a little bit nervous but I am very excited to get back. I have definitely missed the dance floor.”
Peta won the show’s 22nd season in 2016 with partner, model and actor, Nyle DiMarco, and hasn’t appeared on the dancefloor since. "I haven’t been able to defend my title, so I want to get back out there,” she said.
But as a new mom, Peta knows she’ll have to take it slowly this time around. “I just want to be healthy,” she said. “It’s going to take a little bit longer, I think, to get back up to the fitness I was doing and had before.
“I think it’s going to be OK. I am going to take it slowly and hopefully I have an awesome partner to go through this with.” Peta and fiancé Maksim have been together since 2012 and have always had a friendly rivalry on the show.
“I don’t know if everybody remembers the history, but last time we were together on the same season, I won,” Maksim said. “I don’t care how many mirror ball trophies she has, we’ll see what happens.”
‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 24 will premiere March 20 on ABC.