ABC confirmed the celebrity cast for the show’s upcoming 2019 season, which is scheduled to begin on September 16th. For the first time ever, the network is waiting until the premiere to reveal the professional dancer pairings, but Peta Murgatroyd and two new professional ballroom dancers are on the roster. It’s an interesting lineup, and you might not be a fan of everyone on the list.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” announced the celebrities and professional dancers heading to the ballroom this year, which include country music star Lauren Alaina, supermodel Christie Brinkley, pop star Ally Brooke, Bachelorette Hannah Brown, TV host Karamo Brown, TV star Kate Flannery, NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, comedian Kel Mitchell, NBA player Lamar Odom, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, TV actor James Van Der Beek, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes.
The Professional dancers are Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater.
The show will once again be hosted by two-time Emmy-winner Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. If you’re new to the show, “Dancing with the Stars” is where celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios. Andrew Llinares is executive producer.
The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities who will be paired up with the show’s pro dancers and brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as voted upon by viewers. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
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