Dancing With the Stars announces celeb contestants
The new season of Dancing With the Stars is almost here — and, lucky for us, the stars and their dancing pro partners have just been announced.
On Friday, April 13, 2018, the ten contestants of the upcoming Dancing With the Star: Athletes season, as well as their partners, were revealed on Good Morning America. Among the many stars are Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon, former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and former ice skater Tonya Harding, who was the subject of the 2017 film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie. Rippon will be performing with Jenna Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar will dance with Lindsay Arnold, and Harding will compete with Sasha Farber.
Other contestants include basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, who’s been paired with Gleb Savchenko; Olympic luger Chris Mazder, who’s been paired with Witney Carson; snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who’s been paired with Artem Chigvintsev; Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch Daigle, who’s been paired with Keo Motsepe; former baseball player Johnny Damon, who’s been paired with Emma Slater; Washington Redskins player Josh Norman, who’s been paired with Sharna Burgess; and Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, who’s been paired with Alan Bersten.
As usual, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli will serve as judges for the season, while Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will host (via E! News).
The all-athlete season premieres on Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC.