The New Cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Was Announced—And Here’s Why It’s Going to Be A Doozy
You guys, Dancing with the Stars is back and with what might be the most delightfully entertaining cast yet. This rather diverse group of dancers includes Spanish spitfire who coined the phrase “coochie, coochie,” a legendary SNL comedian, the most recent Bachelor and not one, but two Olympians. We pity the fools who won’t tune in to ABC on March 20th, 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT.
Charo with partner Keo Motsepe
You know you’re a big deal when the world knows you by just one name. We can’t even imagine how intimidating it would be to shake your stuff next to such an icon.
Heather Morris with partner Maksim Chermkovskiy
Best known for her role as Brittany S. Pierce on Glee, Heather Morris actually started her career as a professional backup dancer. She even worked on Beyoncé’s I Am… World Tour. Um, remember when Brittany, Santana and Quinn performed a sizzling rendition of Britney Spears’ Toxic on Glee? Yeah, Heather is going to be fierce this season.
Bonner Bolton with partner Sharna Burgess
In just the past 14 months, Bonner Bolton went from being the country’s top-ranked bull rider to becoming paralyzed temporarily, followed by making a name for himself in the fashion world as a model. For reals, if he can do all that in just over a year, we can’t wait to see what he’s about to do on the dance floor.
Simone Biles with partner Sasha Farber
Following in the footsteps of fellow Olympic gymnast (and winner of DWTS season 23), Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles may be a petite package, but she’s a force to be reckoned with if her dance moves are anything like her ace gymnastic skills. A sparkly mirror ball trophy would sure look pretty next to her five shiny Olympic medals.
Chris Kattan with partner Witney Carson
Cosmo Brown said it best— if you want to make it big your best bet is to “make ‘em laugh, make ‘em laugh, make ‘em laugh.” We can only hope (pray) Chris Kattan, and partner Witney Carson, use one of their dance numbers to pay tribute to one of his many iconic Saturday Night Live characters.
Normani Kordei with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Kordei is no stranger to learning choreography for performances with her pop group Fifth Harmony. She’s definitely a contestant to watch closely.
Erika Jayne with partner Gleb Savchenko
Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, knows a thing or two about pop music (she has nine #1 hits on the U.S. Billboard dance club chart), but does she have what it takes to be number one in ballroom dance? Only time will tell.
Mr. T with with partner Kym Herjavec
This A-Team member better bring his A-game if he wants to beat out this year’s steep competition. We pity the fools who think he can’t rise to the occasion.
Nancy Kerrigan with partner Artem Chigvintsev
Kerrigan is the second Olympian included in this season’s cast and a serious tour-de-force on the ice. Watch as she trades in her ice skates for dancing shoes.
Rashad Jennings with partner Emma Slater
As one of the NFL’s top running backs, there’s no doubt Rashad Jennings is quick on his feet. The real question, however, is if those years of training will translate when it’s time to tango with a slightly more petite and graceful teammate.
Nick Viall with partner Peta Murgatroyd
We’re equally excited to see Nick Viall’s moves on the dance floor, as we are to see which of the remaining Bachelor contestants finds true love. But seriously, just tell us already!
David Ross with partner Lindsay Arnold
Tune in to see if this 2016 World Series winning Chicago Cubs catcher can continue his good luck streak. At the very least, his squat is game on point for any Cossack dance numbers.
Let the dancing begin!