The Dancing with the Stars season 21 celebrity cast and their pro dance partners will be hitting the dance floor on September 14, and fans are anxious to find out who will be competing for the Mirrorball trophy. According to ABC, the much-anticipated celebrity cast reveal will be broadcast live on Good Morning America on September 2.
Us Weekly reports that there will be 13 couples dancing on the upcoming season, so there are rumors galore about who will be putting on their dancing shoes next month. Last week, ABC confirmed the names of nine of the 13 pro dancers (list below) — which celebrities will they be partnered up with?
The network is keeping that information under wraps, but with less than two weeks to go before the cast list is revealed on GMA, the network the first celeb dancer as Bindi Irwin, animal activist and 17-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 24, 2015
The remaining 12 celebrities will be introduced on the September 2 reveal on Good Morning America, unless the network decides to leak out another cast member or two prior to that. Here are the latest cast rumors along with a list of confirmed pro dancers and judges who will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 22, 2015
Pro-dancers confirmed by ABC include Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, and Witney Carson.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 18, 2015
According to People, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli will return for season 21, but Len Goodman will not be back as a full-time judge. DWTS executive producer Rob Wade told People that they will put some “great guest judges” in Len’s place, but there is speculation that pro dancer Tony Dovolani may be his permanent replacement.
Several celebrities have been dropping subtle hints on Twitter about the show, leading the folks at Pure DWTS to speculate that professional surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton, Olympian Allison Baver, and American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro may be part of the season 21 cast.
— Kacy Catanzaro (@KacyCatanzaro) August 20, 2015
Also on the rumored list is Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin who recently started following last season’s pro champion, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, on Twitter. Could be a coincidence, but she may end up following in her former Full House co-star Candace Cameron-Bure’s footsteps.
Other potential Dancing with the Stars celebrity cast members include actress Lindsay Lohan, singer Nick Jonas, Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell, and KUWTK star Scott Disick.
Rumors that I Am Cait star Caitlyn Jenner will be joining the DWTS cast were shot down by her publicist who recently told the network “No thank you.”
Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe has also been on the rumored celeb list, but she has been busy partying her way through Vancouver with Shawn Booth, so it’s still not known if she has been asked to do the show or if her reality TV days are over.
Tune in to watch the Dancing with the Stars cast reveal on September 2 on Good Morning America.
[Image: Bindi Irwin/Twitter]