Nyle DiMarco Is First Deaf Male Contestant to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

His professional partner, Peta Murgatroyd, says "it's a great" challenge.

“Honestly, it’s all visual,” she said. “And it’s more a challenge for me this season, and it’s a great one. I love working with him. He’s such a great student and we’re hitting it off, we’re doing our moves great and it’s going to be an amazing season.”

Marlee Matlin was the first deaf female contestant on “DWTS.” She competed in the sixth season.

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres at 8 p.m. ET March 21.