“Dancing with the Stars” is back and better than ever with a new, well-known and energetic cast of 12 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor.
With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a Bachelorette, pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, 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. For the first time ever, viewers will find out during the season premiere broadcast which celebrities are paired with their favorite professional dancers. Highlights of the new season include voting changes, a brand-new set, a new creative team behind the competitive dances and the return of a loved pro, Peta Murgatroyd, and two new professional ballroom dancers.
Throughout the first evening, the celebrity and pro duos will perform the time-honored dances of the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa or Tango. Some of the songs featured in the premiere will include Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!,” Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money,” Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker,” Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good,” Lizzo’s “Juice” and Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever it Takes,” among others.
The celebrity cast and professional dancers are listed below.
• Supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley
• “The Office” actress Kate Flannery
• Country artist Lauren Alaina
• Popstar Ally Brooke
• “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown
• Legendary “Supremes” singer Mary Wilson
• Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer
• TV and film actor James Van Der Beek
• Two-time NBA Champion Lamar Odom
• Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis
• Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell
• TV host and “Queer Eye” star Karamo
• 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
• Emma Slater