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Tyra Banks of `Dancing with the Stars` (ABC key art)
Tyra Banks of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC key art)

'Dancing with the Stars' heads back into ballroom with cha-cha-changes & brand-new celebrity cast


Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:55 am

Lineup includes Carole Baskin, Nelly, AJ McLean, Monica Aldama, Jesse Metcalfe, Anne Heche, Johnny Weir, Vernon Davis, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Justina Machado, Charles Oakley, Jeannie Mai, Skai Jackson, Chrishell Stause and Nev Schulman

‘DWTS’ premieres live, Monday, Sept. 14, with supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks as host

ABC announced today the “Dancing with the Stars” season 2020 celebrity cast, live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a Grammy Award winner, a “Bachelorette,” a big-cat lover-turned-reality TV star, and a pro-football legend, to name a few. The new celebrity cast will add some glitzy bling to their wardrobe and break in their dancing shoes as the show kicks off live Monday, Sept. 14 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

As announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities and professional dancers heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are as follows:


  • Head coach Monica Aldama (“CHEER”)
  • Animal activist Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”)
  • Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”)
  • Super Bowl champion Vernon Davis 
  • TV and film actress Anne Heche 
  • Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson
  • Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”)
  • Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean 
  • Emmy Award-winning host of “The Real” and sideline correspondent on “Holey Moley,” Jeannie Mai
  • TV and film actor Jesse Metcalfe 
  • Grammy-winning rapper Nelly
  • TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”)
  • NBA superstar Charles Oakley (“The Last Dance”)
  • Actress Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”)

Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir

Professional dancers include:

  • Brandon Armstrong
  • Alan Bersten
  • Sharna Burgess
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Artem Chigvintsev
  • Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Sasha Farber
  • Jenna Johnson
  • Daniella Karagach
  • Keo Motsepe
  • Peta Murgatroyd
  • Pasha Pashkov
  • Gleb Savchenko
  • Emma Slater
  • Britt Stewart

Viewers will have to tune in to the season premiere to find out with whom their favorite professional dancers are paired.

Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“Dancing with the Stars” averaged 9.1 million total viewers last season after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms.

The series features celebrities performing choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.

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