“Dancing with the Stars” is waltzing its way into its upcoming season, and the new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on Monday, September 24 at 8 PM EDT on ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes an “American Idol” mentor, the first-ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast and a Bachelor Nation favorite, among others.
As announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are the following:
Model and social media personality Alexis Ren with dancer Alan Bersten
Radio personality Bobby Bones with dancer Sharna Burgess
Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead with dancer Artem Chigvintsev
Former NFL linebacker DeMarcus Ware with dancer Lindsay Arnold
Harry Potter actress and activist Evanna Lynch with dancer Keo Motsepe
Reality TV star Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile with dancer Jenna Johnson
“Dukes of Hazzard” actor John Schneider with dancer Emma Slater
“Fuller House” actor Juan Pablo Di Pace with dancer Cheryl Burke
Former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton with dancer Sasha Farber
Actor and singer Milo Manheim with dancer Witney Carson
Actress Nancy McKeon with dancer Val Chmerkovskiy
Comedian and podcast host Nikki Glaser with dancer Gleb Savchenko
Singer-songwriter Tinashe with dancer Brandon Armstrong