There are very few Television programs today that have actually lasted into the double digits as far as seasons goes. Dancing with the Stars has certainly put a stamp on popular prime time shows with its flair, excitement, and of course wide range of Celebrities.
What started way back in 2005 with season 1, has since blossomed into one of the more popular, and most anticipated T.V. shows in our market today. Now entering its 16th season, the show has officially announced on Good morning America their fresh new celebrity cast which will include Musicians, athletes and TV personalities.
The hosts of the show, Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet appeared on GMA to unveil the professional partners, which include; reigning pro champ Tony Dovolani. Along with him will include some notable veterans like two-time pro champ Cheryl Burke, two-time DWTS winner Mark Ballas, three-time champion Derek Hough, season 13 winner Karina Smirnoff, and two-time champion returning for her 13th season Kym Johnson.
Here are some of the more notable names of celebrities that will be participating this season. Stand-up comedian D.L. Hughley will be paired up with Cheryl Burke, while fellow comedian Andy Dick who will be paired up with pro dancer Sharna Burgess. Baltimore Ravens star player Jacoby Jones will try to keep the trend of football players to win DTW as he will be paired up with Karina Smirnoff. In the musical field country music singer and Nashville, TN native Wynonna Judd will try to take her talents to the dance floor, but it was not her first choice.
“This is something I said I would never do; they’ve asked me for six years. But I’m trying to get back to my original weight of 8 lbs. 15 oz. because it’s the year of doing things that you’re scared of,” Judd said. She will be paired up with last season’s All-Star winner Tony Dovolani.
Fellow country music star Kellie Pickler who will actually be the first American idol contestant to compete in DWTS, will also showcase her skills on the dance floor when she is paired up with Derek Hough. Olympic stars have routinely been participants in the show and this season is no different as Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman will take her talents to the ballroom floor with her dancing partner Mark Ballas.
Switching sports we head to the boxing ring where professional boxer Victor Ortiz will show the world his good footwork as he teams up with Professional dancer Lindsey Arnold to try and bring home the trophy.
These are just a few names of celebrities that may turn heads; the whole cast looks to be loaded with talent and skills sure to get the judges excited. The new season kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home in the season premiere
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