HOLLYWOOD—Can you believe that “Dancing With the Stars” is celebrating its 20th season? Yep, the new season is right around the corner, and on Tuesday, February 24, the new cast for the season was unleashed on “Good Morning America.”
So what celebrities will hit the dance floor this season? Prepare your self cause it’s a good one. New stars including power-house singer Patti LaBelle, teen sensation Riker Lynch, actress/model Charlotte McKinney, the first openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, actress Willow Shields, actress Rumer Willis, Iraqi survivor Noah Galloway, TV star Suzanne Somers, “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec and musician Redfoo.
I must say I’m a bit surprised as there are only 10 contestants this season compared to the normal 12 or 13 contestants. There was a bit of a surprise as Olympian Nastia Liukin found herself partnered with Derek Hough, who was rumored to not be returning for season 20, but managed to find a way to make things work out.
During the reveal, last year’s champ Alfonso Ribero came out to showcase the golden mirror trophy ball. I was thinking that we might have some major names to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the show that has dominated the reality show circuit for the past few years.
Last season’s dancing champion Whitney announced another thriller with a secret cast member who was revealed to be…Yeah, I hate surprises like that. Let’s just keep those fingers crossed for a big-time celeb who will indeed shake the dance floor to the core.
The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Don’t miss it!