A new batch of fleet-footed celebrities is looking to a make a splash! Dancing With the Stars’ season 23 cast list was announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, August 30, featuring names such as Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose and gymnast Laurie Hernandez.
Watch Us Weekly Video Correspondent Christina Garibaldi and Entertainment Director Ian Drew discuss the hot new cast in the video above!
The sports world will indeed be well represented this season. Retired NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson is teaming with Lindsay Arnold, and race car driver James Hinchcliffe is dancing with Sharna Burgess. Two Olympians are also joining the fray: Hernandez (with Valentin Chmerkovskiy) and the embattled Lochte (with Cheryl Burke).
Some prominent music figures are also heading to the ballroom, including country singer Jana Kramer, who is with Gleb Savchenko. Producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is competing with Allison Holker, and rapper Vanilla Ice is partnering with Witney Carson.
Also competing for the Mirrorball this fall are Rose (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy), Taxi alum Marilu Henner (with Derek Hough), Little Women: L.A.’s Terra Jolé (with Sasha Farber), former Texas governor Rick Perry (with Emma Slater), Wizards of Waverly Place’s Jake T. Austin (with Jenna Johnson) and The Brady Bunch’s Maureen McCormick (with Artem Chigvintsev).
The reigning champ is America’s Next Top Model alum Nyle DiMarco, who triumphed over UFC star Paige VanZant for the season 22 title with his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd. (Murgatroyd, 30, is expecting her first child with fiancé Maks, so she is sitting this season out.)
For more about the upcoming season, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, which will be on stands Wednesday, August 31, and will feature Maks, Hough and Burke on the cover.
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Dancing With the Stars returns to ABC Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
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