It’s that time again folks! You know what I mean, in just a little while we’ll learn what celebrities have signed on to compete in the ballroom for that infamous Mirror Ball Trophy. The season 16 Dancing with the Stars cast will be revealed live on Tuesday morning exclusively on Good Morning America between the hours of 7-9:00am. The show itself returns to ABC prime time on Monday, March 18th with an exciting two-hour season premiere.
As usual there have been some rumblings about cast members in the last few days leading up to the huge announcement. I can tell you that Lindsay Arnold, a ballroom whiz from Orem, Utah is joining DWTS as a brand new professional. So You Think You Can Dance fans will remember Lindsay from last season where she finished in the top five.
A few of the celebs that we’ve heard may officially be announced include Olympian Aly Raisman, Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick and celebrity chef Bobby Flay. I tend to think that this list looks pretty realistic. ABC usually does leak a partial list to get the fans pumped up and sure to tune in for the rest of the list. There’s always a former Olympian and a football player on that list too.
Will you be up early to tune in to GMA to see who will be joining the cast? If not don’t worry because CDL will be covering the announcement What do you think of this potential list of hot steppers? Did we list anyone that you find particularly exciting? Better yet, what names would you like to hear tomorrow? Tell us in the comments below!
CAST NAMES WILL BE UPLOADED WHEN ANNOUNCED
Joining Lindsay in the ballroom when the show returns on March 18th will be a whole host of celebs and GMA has spent the first hour teasing viewers with hints. Now has come the time for us to learn who really is competing and the first name announced is 5 time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd. Next is actor/comedian DL Hughley. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and RHOBH Lisa Vanderpump are also fighting for the trophy. Wildcard comedian Andy Dick was rumored to be joining the cast and it’s true. Victor Ortiz and Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman are also in. Aly Raismen and Ingo Rademacher, A General Hospital heart throb are joining the cast along with AI’s Kellie Pickler. Last but not least is ice queen Dorothy Hamill.
So here is the official cast list once more, in list form:
1. Wynonna Judd – Country Music Superstar
2. DL Hughley Comedian
3. Jacoby Jones – Superbowl Superstar
4. Lisa Vanderpump – RHOBH
5. Andy Dick – Hmmm
6. Victor Ortiz – WBC Welterweight Champion
7. Zandaya Coleman – Disney Star
8. Aly Raisman – Captain of the USA Gymnastic Team
9. Ingo Rademacher – Jax from General Hospital
10.Kellie Pickler – American Idol
11.Dorothy Hamill – Figure Skater
Now comes the next big reveal- the pro partners for the celebs above!
Wynonna is dancing with Tony Dovalani. D.L. Is with Cheryl Burke and Jacoby will hit the floor with Karina Smirnoff. Lisa has the honor of dancing with GLEB SAVCHENKO and Andy gets Sharna Burgess. Victor is teamed with newbie Lindsay Arnold and Zendaya is with Val Chmerkovsky. Aly is lucky to be paired with Mark Ballas and Ingo will be training with Kym Johnson. Kellie will do great with Derek Hough and last but not least, Dorothy will dance with Tristan MacManus.
The deck is obviously stacked with athletes and Olympic Champions! Who is your favorite right off the bat? Tell us in the comments below!