Although the official cast list for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars won’t be revealed until Thursday, it doesn’t seem that it will be a surprise to many fans of the show who have already seen the rumored lists floating around for weeks.
The list of rumored dancers includes Janel Parrish (ABC’s Pretty Little Liars), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), YouTube celebrity and fashion designer Bethany Mota , Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), actress Lea Thompson, over-the-top fashion designer Betsey Johnson, track and field and bobsled athlete and Olympian Lolo Jones, former Calvin Klein underwear model and actor Antonia Sabato, Jr. (General Hospital), Andi Dorfman (The Bachelorette), gymnast Kacy Cantanzaro (American Ninja Warrior), country music singer Jesse James Decker, Kandi Burress (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture, American soccer star Tim Howard, Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong), professional race car driver Michael Waltrip, and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro.
Of course, not all of those rumored celebrities will appear on the show. But the list of professional dancers has officially been revealed.
PureDWTS.com has dancers/celebrity pairings up on their website, calling the updates “spoilers.” A few include Karina Smirnoff with Couture, Cheryl Burke with Sabato, Jr., Derek Hough with Mota, and Mark Ballas with Robertson. However, it is still unclear who Sharna Burgess will be partnered with after her recent announcement that she would be returning to DWTS this season.
Also returning to DWTS is former professional dancer Julianne Hough who is coming back as one of the four judges on the show alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
“I’m so excited to be back with my Dancing With the Stars family again on a regular basis,” Hough said in a recent press release.
The full list of DWTS competitors will officially be revealed Thursday morning on Good Morning America with the 19th season beginning Monday, September 15 on ABC.