ABC announced this morning on Good Morning America the new season 16 cast competing for the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Did TMZ get it right with their scoop on Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd, Aly Raisman, Sean Lowe and Andy Dick? Read on to find out which 11 celebrities are about to put on their dancing shoes.
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And during the announcement, they also revealed the professional dancers who are pairing up with the stars. We know Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Chelsie Hightower are out this season. Fortunately, other favorites and regulars like Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani and Derek Hough are staying on.
GMA used the first 78 minutes to provide clues on the contestants. (Two are Olympic gold medalists, one is a five-time Grammy winner, etc.) Lara Spencer and Sam Champion were in Los Angeles in an audience-filled room set up to look just like the DWTS set. Tom Bergeron could even be seen at one point peeking behind the curtain — as if he doesn’t already know.
DWTS Season 16 Cast
- Wynonna Judd
- D.L. Hughley
- Jacoby Jones
- Lisa Vanderpump
- Andy Dick
- Victor Ortiz
- Zendaya Coleman
- Aly Raisman
- Ingo Rademacher
- Kellie Pickler
- Dorothy Hamill
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- Tony Dovolani with Wynonna Judd
- Cheryl Burke with DL Hughley
- Karina Smirnoff with Jacoby Jones
- Gleb Savchenko with Lisa Vanderpump
- Sharna Burgess with Andy Dick
- Lindsay Arnold with Victor Ortiz
- Val Chmerkovskiy with Zendaya Coleman
- Mark Ballas with Aly Raisman
- Kym Johnson with Ingo Rademacher
- Derek Hough with Kellie Pickler
- Tristan MacManus with Dorothy Hamill
Dancing with the Stars season 16 premieres March 18 at 8pm on ABC.
What do you think of the season 16 cast? Even though we haven’t seen them dance yet, do you have any favorites already? Will the winner be an athlete? And which name has you groaning and wishing they weren’t on? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.