The 2015 Dancing with the Stars celebrity cast was finally revealed on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. The Season 20 DWTS cast lineup was leaked online days before the official announcement, but the list became official when the celebs appeared on stage with their pro dance partners shortly after 8 a.m. ET.
See the official 2015 DWTS cast list below, with several surprise cast members who were not on the rumor list, including Patti LaBelle and Suzanne Somers.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 24, 2015
Some of the pro-dancers, including Mark Ballas, hinted at who their partners would be on their Instagram accounts this week, giving away clues about the celebrities that fans will see on stage for the 10th anniversary season of the popular ballroom dance competition.
According to ABC, 10 of the 12 Season 20 pro-dancers confirmed are: Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Kym Johnson, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater.
Hollywood Life leaked a few of the celebrities rumored to appear on Dancing with the Stars, including Bachelor Chris Soules, Willow Shields, Redfoo, Lalah Hathaway, Savannah Chrisley, and Robert Kennedy. The Daily Mail spotted Rumer Willis rehearsing with pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy this week, and NFL player Michael Sam confirmed to TMZ that he will be appearing on DWTS this season.
How accurate was the gossip about the 2015 DWTS dancers? The rumors were finally put to rest on Tuesday morning when the celebs came out on stage in the Good Morning America‘s New York City studio, accompanied by their pro dance partners.
The official Season 20 Dancing with the Stars cast lineup:
- Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev
- Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
- Charlotte McKinney and Motsepe
- Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd
- Willow Shields and Mark Ballas
- Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
- Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani
- Robert Herjavec and Kim Johnson
- Redfoo and Emma Slater
- Nastia Liukin and Derrick Hough
Bachelor Chris Soules will be announced at a later date (after the Bachelor season finale) — Tom Bergeron hinted that he couldn’t “rose” early to be on stage. His partner, Witney Carson, gave fans another big hint on Instagram. Here she is on a farm…
Last season’s winner, Alfonso Ribeiro, appeared on stage after the cast was revealed. He showed off the the new Season 20 gold mirror ball trophy and gave dancers some tips, including “pace yourself.”
Season 20 Dancing with the Stars premiere will air on March 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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