Dancing With The Stars Announces New Cast

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Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Cast
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Thankfully for fans, Dancing With the Stars will finally return to television screens soon enough! The new season will entertain viewers with news dances, songs, and, most importantly, a new cast. Take a look at the newest lineup before season 29 debuts on September 14, 2020…

2020: The Most Diverse Cast To Date

DWTS 2020 Cast
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Undoubtedly, the cast of the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars is the most interesting yet. The show began the announcest with a massive bang: Carole Baskin, 51, the infamous character from Netflix’s Tiger King will join DWTS this year. Apparently, Baskin wants to show her good side after Tiger King. Fans are certainly eager to see if that’s even possible…

Meanwhile, another big star that will join Dancing with the Stars this season is rapper 45-year-old Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., better known as Nelly. The Grammy-winner hit it big in the ’90s and ’00s with hits like “Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma,” and “Over and Over.” While DWTS rarely has rappers on the show, Nelly feels incredibly excited to participate. “I’m a Scorpio, I feel like I can do anything,” he said. “This is going to be my biggest test yet, but I’m up for it.”

There are plenty of other great stars on this season of the show. However, chief among them might be Johnny Weir, an ice skater who took part in the Olympic Games not once but twice! Incredibly, he not only won three gold members, but also came out as one of the first LBGTQ Olympic stars. Since retiring from the game, Weir has not only started working as a figure skate commentator but also as an LBGTQ activist. “Let’s just say it’s going to be loud and big and sparkly and everything you’d expect from me,” he said.

More Changes To Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Cast
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Many other fantastic celebrities will out this season of Dancing with the Stars, including Jesse Metcalf from Desperate Housewives, Vernon Davis, a Super Bowl champion, and Kaitlyn Bristowe, a Bachelorette superstar. Meanwhile, ’90s fans can look forward to AJ McLean from Backstreet Boys, actress Anne Heche, NBA’s Charles Oakley, and Disney Channel’s Skai Jackson. Finally, younger fans will enjoy reality stars Jeannie Mai from The Real and Catfish host Nev Schulman. In short, there’s something for everyone on this season of DWTS! And there’s more exciting reveals off-screen…

There’s a new pro this season! Britt Stewart will work as the first-ever Black female pro on the show. Thankfully, there are no changes to Dancing with the Stars‘ excellent judges lineup. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli are all returning to their previous positions. However, the iconic Tyra Banks will now host the show! Talk about a significant upgrade! COVID-19 changed the rules a little, too. All pros are now to be separated and quarantined from one another. This way, two pros with their celebrities won’t have to be eliminated if one of them gets the virus.

See what else will change when Dancing with the Stars debuts this September on ABC!

Sources: Good Housekeeping, Good Morning America.