Real estate magnate and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Mauricio Umansky will dance with pro Emma Slater. Singer Jason Mraz is teaming up with partner Daniella Karagach, while actress Alyson Hannigan will be partnered with pro Sasha Farber.
Also joining the cast are actress Mira Sorvino with partner Gleb Savchenko, NFL player Adrian Peterson with Britt Stewart, “The Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams with Peta Murgatroyd, and supermodel Tyson Beckford with pro Jenna Johnson.
Completing the lineup are Marvel star Xochitl Gomez with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, “Too Hot to Handle” star Harry Jowsey with Rylee Arnold (the younger sister of alum Lindsay Arnold), singer/social media star Lele Pons with pro Brandon Armstrong, and comedian and actor Matt Walsh with partner Koko Iwasaki.
Fans already knew former Bachelorette star Charity Lawson and Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix would be part of the show, but their partners were revealed on the same day. Lawson will dance with pro Artem Chigvintsev, while Madix will be competing with pro Pasha Pashkov.
Actress Jamie Lynn Spears was announced as a contestant earlier, and she shared her excitement, pledging to donate her earnings to SAG-AFTRA and the WGA amidst their ongoing strike.
The judging panel includes Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli, with Len Goodman having retired before his passing. Julianne Hough and Alfonso Ribeiro will co-host the season, as Tyra Banks exited the series.
The cast members and hosts celebrated the announcement with a dance number on “Good Morning America.”
Each participant shared their thoughts, with Alyson Hannigan keeping her casting a secret even from close friends. The new season is set to be exciting, with many celebrities looking forward to the challenge.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC for its 32nd season after a brief move to Disney+. Pros Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson won’t be returning this season, along with Cheryl Burke and Sharna Burgess, who expressed surprise and disappointment at not being asked back.
The new season premieres on September 26 on ABC and will also be available for streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.