We already knew some of the names and faces that are slated to appear on the 16th iteration of Dancing with the Stars. Kellie Pickler, Jacoby Jones and Winona Judd had been leaked prior to the official announcement.
On Good Morning America, the entire cast was officially unveiled and there was at least one surprise in the lineup. The Dallas News points out that one name that was leaked, The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe was not on the official cast listing.
Whether the Sean Lowe situation was someone not in the know wanting to be in the know, or a last minute change is unclear. Dancing With the Stars will still have plenty of “star power” with a mix of soap stars, reality TV personalities and quite a few athletes.
People Magazine points out that there are two different Olympians in Aly Raisman and Dorothy Hamill on the cast this year. There are also two different country singers in Pickler and Wynonna Judd.
The pairings continue with two contact sport contestants in Jones and professional boxer Victor Ortiz and two comedians in D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick.
The stars lineup is rounded out by soap opera star Ingo Rademacher, Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, and reality television star Lisa Vanderpump.
There have been some changes as far as who will be helping the DWTS cast learn their dance routines. Pros such as Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower or Louis Van Amstel are all gone.
In their place will be new faces and names like Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess.’
Dancing With the Stars Season 16 will debut on March 18.
Who do you think will be winning this season’s DWTS dance off? Can the natural athletic ability of Jacoby Jones or Aly Raisman take the cake? Can Andy Dick’s ability to think on his feet win out?