The official cast of Dancing with the Stars season 20 will be revealed Tuesday, February 24 on Good Morning America, but plenty of rumors are already circling about what stars might compete on the show’s 10th anniversary.
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for the cast of DWTS season 20.
Us Weekly has photos of a rehearsal featuring pro Val Chmerkovskiy dancing with Rumer Wills, making that the most confirmed “rumor” of the season. Willis is an actress and the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. She is also friends with Val’s last partner, Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that another “confirmed” star is Michael Sam, the first openly gay football payer drafted into the NFL (though he was cut before the season began).
UPDATE #2: ABC and the pros are also posting some mysterious photos of the professional dancers with their new stars, though the stars are disguised. The picture above shows Mark Ballas and his partner whose face is covered by her hair. Based on arm freckles, a lot of people online seem to think it’s Willow Shields, who plays Katniss’s younger sister Primrose Everdeen in the Hunger Games films. However, she’s only 14, which would make her the youngest star ever by two years. Or it could be Savannah Chrisley from Chrisley Knows Best, who seems to fit the mold of Mark’s partners (young and from a more wholesome, Christian background).
There’s also a photo of Emma Slater lying in front of her new partner holding a motorcycle helmet. The speculation is that this is current Bachelor Chris Soules, which would be a huge improvement for Emma as she’s been stuck with older, out-of-shape guys like Bill Engvall, Michael Waltrip and Billy Dee Williams in her first three seasons.
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The other rumors are just speculation, but some names keep coming up quite frequently. Among the most frequently rumored stars are comedienne Roseanne Barr, radio host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (the son of Bobby Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy), The Bachelor‘s Chris Soules and Malcolm Butler from the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots (though another Super Bowl star like Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is also a potential dancer).
Other names being circulated include R&B singer Lalah Hathaway, Chrisley Knows Best daughter Savannah Chrisley, Austin and Ally‘s Ross Lynch (who is the cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough), 17-year-old Bella Thorne (who starred on the Disney show Shake It Up with former DWTS contestants Zendaya and Roshon Fagan), actor and singer Shane Harper (from MTV’s Happyland and Awkward) and even Oscar-winner Jack Nicholson (though that one seems kind of far-fetched).
But these are just the rumors. We’ll know for sure which 12 stars will compete when the cast is announced on Good Morning America, along with their pro partners. There are also still two unnamed male pros this season, but it is confirmed that the following will be back: Val Chmerkovskiy, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Artem Chigvintsev, Kym Johnson, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Allison Holker.
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Learn the cast of DWTS season 20 on GMA Tuesday, February 24 and tune in to the premiere Monday,. March 16 at 8pm on ABC.
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