“Dancing With the Stars” reveals its season 22 contestants and it include some interesting personalities and some who may not be familiar with some fans.
The cast was introduced in “Good Morning America” and number one on the list is “Fuller House” actress Jodie Sweetin, who will dance with Keo Motsepe.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 8, 2016
Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is also joining the ABC dancing show. She will dance her way to stage with Tony Dovolani.
USA Today reported that executive producer Rob Wade acknowledged the usual football contingent this season. “A cast full of really current personalities, that’s a lot of fun. Marla’s someone we’ve been talking to a lot. She is a very interesting woman. The fact that Mr. Trump is very newsworthy at the moment was something that attracted us,” he said.
Here’s the complete list of DWTS Season 22 contestants courtesy of Entertainment Tonight.
- “Fuller House” actress Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe
- “The O.C.'” star Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev
- Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and Witney Carson
- “Facts of Life” star Kim Fields and Sasha Farber
- Journalist Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska
- “America’s Next Top Model” winner Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd
- ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Retired NFL star Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff
- Actress and Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani
- Boyz II Men singer Wayna Morris and Lindsay Arnold
- UFC star Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas
- NFL star Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess
It was earlier reported that “The Bachelor” 2016 star Ben Higgins expressed interest in joining the show. Clearly, he did not make it this season.
Like in previous season, the celebrities are paired with professional dancers, who teach them how to dance and choreograph their routines.
This season, the couples will be judged by ballroom expert Len Goodman and dancers/choreographers Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, CNN wrote. Pro dancer and six-time Mirrorball winner Derek Hough is taking a break this season to star on Broadway in a stage adaptation of “Singin’ in the Rain.”
“Dancing With the Stars” season 22 kicks off on Monday, March 21, on ABC. It will be hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.