‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 24 Cast: Simone Biles, ‘The Bachelor’ Nick Viall and More
This morning, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars announced its Season 24 contestants on sister series Good Morning America. The names on the dance competition’s cast used to be a well-guarded secret, but the series leaked nearly half of the Season 24 cast before this morning’s official news. This season’s cast includes athletes, actors and musicians, several athletes and The Bachelor.
Olympic champion Simone Biles will flip around the dance floor with partner Sasha Farber. The current Bachelor, Nick Viall, will pair with dance pro and new mom, Peta Murgatroyd; and Peta’s fiancé, Maksim Chmerkovskiy will also return as a pro dancer. Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei will strut her stuff with Maks’ brother Val.
World series champion David Ross becomes the series’ first baseball player to compete and will dance with pro Lindsay Arnold.
Don’t ‘pity the fool’ as Mr. T rocks his gold chains alongside his pro partner Kym Johnson; and Charo — the queen of “cuchi, cuchi” — will be strapping on the sequins for Season 24. Former Glee star (and professional dancer) Heather Morris should be the hands-down frontrunner in the completion, as should be rumored participant, Nancy Kerrigan. Real Housewife/singer Erica Jayne will dance with Gleb Savchenko; comedian Chris Kattan will keep the ballroom in stitches; former pro football player Rashad Jennings will bust a move, and bull rider Bonner Bolton will trade his cowboy boots for “man heels.”
Check out the full list below to see which pro dancer each star is paired with.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess
Charo and Keo Motsepe
Chris Kattan and Witney Carson
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold
Erica Jayne and Gleb Savchenko
Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Nancy Kerrigan Artem Chigvintsev
Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatoyd
Mr. T and Kym Johnson
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber
Dancing With the Stars, Season premiere, March 20, 8/7c, ABC