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Dancing with the Stars is waltzing back to prime-time this fall and with a big achievement. The show will be celebrating its 25th season!
The Pros and their stars went live on ABC’s Good Morning America with a huge production and a few dance numbers to announce the official cast competing for the Mirrorball this season! This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a “Shark,” a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” an 80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, among others. Last seasons winner Rashad Jennings also joined the cast in the studio to give some tips to the studded cast.
What would be a DWTS GMA cast announcement without a game? The morning show put Pros against Stars in a fun game called Shut Up and Dance, where teams had to dance to the song playing in their headphones while others guessed the song.
Feeling like a little gamble? Additionally, ABC is launching the first-ever official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League on September 6 on abc.com/dfl. The will game allow players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Beginning September 19, fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week’s episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry towards the Grand Prize and First Prize sweepstakes.
Dancing with the Stars Returns With a Live Premiere on Monday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m. EDT
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:
- Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
- Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
- Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
- Drew Scott with Emma Slater
- Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
- Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
- Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
- Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
- Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
- Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
- Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
- Vanessa Lachey with Maks Chmerkovskiy
- Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy
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