The New Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Includes A Spice Girl, An Actress From 'The Office' & A Few Reality Stars
It's that time of year again! Ahead of the September 20 season premiere, the full cast of Dancing With the Stars has been revealed — and the list contains plenty of familiar faces.
As always, several reality stars have made the cut, including former Bachelor Matt James, Real Housewives standout Kenya Moore and Bling Empire's Christine Chiu. Joining them will be athletes Suni Lee, an Olympic gymnast, WWE star Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and former NBA player Iman Shumpert.
Social media influencers Olivia Jade — who was involved in the college admissions scandal — and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will also hit the dance floor, as will The Talk cohost Amanda Kloots.
Rounding out the newbies are country singer Jimmie Allen, Cobra Kai's Martin Kove, Spice Girls member Melanie C. (a.k.a. Sporty Spice), Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Brian Austin Green and The Office star Melora Hardin.
At 75 years old, Kove is the oldest contestant to ever dance on the show. Meanwhile, Green's girlfriend, Sharna Burgess, will be one of the professional dancers once again, though it hasn't been revealed whether or not the lovebirds will be paired up.
It was previously announced that Siwa will be the first person to dance with a same-sex partner.
"We're making history. My journey of coming out and having a girlfriend has inspired so many people around the world," the "Kid in a Candy Store" singer stated. "I thought that if I chose to dance with a girl on this show, it would break the stereotypical thing."
"There's going to be people who don't like it, who think dancing on the show with another girl is wrong or weird. I don't need those people in my life. If it's wrong or weird to you, that's OK, because there's a billion other people who don't think it's wrong or weird," the young star explained. "Partnering with another girl will give other people around the world more courage to say, 'It's OK that I love somebody of the same sex.'"
Tyra Banks will return as host.
Catch the season 29 premiere on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 20.