Selma Blair, Teresa Giudice and more
The complete program for season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” is finally here!
After months of anticipation, “Good Morning America” announced the official cast list on Thursday, after revealing the first two contestants – TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and her mother, Heidi D’Amelio – one day before.
From the show’s first drag queen to the fan-favorite star of ‘Housewife’ and ‘Legally Blonde,’ here are all the celebs who will be vying for the Mirrorball trophy.
Selma Blair and Sasha Farber
“What? Like, is it tough? The 50-year-old actress, who portrayed Vivian in ‘Legally Blonde,’ brings her undeniable star power to the ballroom.
Blair, whose other famous projects include “Cruel Intentions”, “The Sweetest Thing” and “Hellboy”, will have a unique experience this season due to his battle with multiple sclerosis. The actress opened up about her journey since her diagnosis in 2018, including in her new memoir, “Mean Baby.”
“That was really the gift I got when I was vulnerable about MS,” Blair previously said during an appearance on ‘Today’. “There’s really no room for guilt.”
Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov
After previously turning down an offer to do “DWTS” in 2016, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star finally said “yes” for season 31.
His ballroom debut will come just weeks after he said “I do” to Luis “Louie” Ruelas at a lavish New Jersey wedding. The reality star, 50, is following in the footsteps of a number of ‘Housewives’ who have previously appeared on the show, including Lisa Rinna, Kenya Moore, Erika Jayne, Nene Leakes and Lisa Vanderpump.
Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
Fresh off the set of “The Bachelorette” and straight into rehearsals for “DWTS,” the reality star, 31, is certainly wasting no time.
Windey has big shoes to fill, as former “Bachelorette” stars Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe won the Mirrorball Trophy in Season 28 and Season 29, respectively. However, we’re guessing his five-year stint as a Denver Broncos cheerleader will help him move up the rankings in the weeks to come.
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki
Gym, tanning and… learn to take a quick step. The 34-year-old ‘Jersey Shore’ star will also be one to watch, as he’s spent plenty of time on stage (shirtless, though) dancing for Chippendales in Las Vegas.
“He was definitely one of the most well-received guest hosts we’ve had, drawing tons of ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Double Shot at Love’ fans,” a rep for the male strip show said. at Page Six. “He basically sold out almost every performance.”
Jordan Sparks and Brandon Armstrong
She won season 6 of “American Idol” when she was just 17. Can the Grammy-nominated singer, now 32, do better and win another reality TV contest?
Sparks is definitely in good hands with her professional partner, who has previously worked with singing legends like Tinashe (season 27) and Supremes icon Mary Wilson (season 28).
Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten
We haven’t had an NFL star this season, but we did get the wife of a former football player! The country singer, who is married to Eric Decker, will show off her stage skills in the ballroom, and we already know her acting face will be on.
In addition to music, Jessie James, 34, is also a TV personality, fashion designer, beauty and lifestyle influencer/entrepreneur, and a two-time New York Times bestselling author.
Shangela and Gleb Savchenko
Following JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson’s historic partnership last season, “DWTS” will continue to push things forward by pairing a male pro with the show’s first-ever drag queen contestant.
The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star, 40, is of course no stranger to history. Shangela has already made headlines for being the first person to walk the red carpet in drag at the Oscars for her supporting role in ‘A Star Is Born,’ which starred Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The activist currently stars in “We’re Here” on HBO.
Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel
The beloved actress, 71, portrayed Kris Munroe in ‘Charlie’s Angels’, taking on the role of Farrah Fawcett in 1977.
Since then she has appeared on a variety of TV shows like “Ballers”, “Ray Donovan”, “NCIS”, and “American Crime Story: The People VOJ Simpson”. She also sang and danced as Mrs. Claus in the Disney musical “The Search For Santa Paws: Santa Pups 2” and as Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun!” on Broadway.
As for his partner, he returns as a professional for the first time since Season 21. His “DWTS” story dates back to the show’s first season when he competed with former “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter.
Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd
The actor, 51, is best known for playing Smith Jerrod – a boyfriend of Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha – on HBO’s iconic ‘Sex and the City’ series. He also reprized his role for the two feature films, “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2”.
Other notable projects include “Midnight, Texas”, “House MD”, “CSI”, “How I Met Your Mother”, and “Charmed”.
Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagash
Given that the fitness model, who is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mildred Patricia Baena, is associated with the reigning Mirrorball Series champion, fans will likely aim for him to be an early favourite.
In addition to health and fitness, the 24-year-old has a passion for acting and has starred in projects like ‘Called To Duty: The Last Airshow’, ‘Terminator 2 remake with Joseph Baena: Bad to the Bone” and “Bully High.”
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
The actor, 43, is best known for portraying Teddy Montgomery on ‘90210’ and making history as the show’s first and only LGBTQ+ character to be a series regular.
Her casting comes a season after former co-star Lori Loughlin’s youngest daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, competed and placed eighth with pro Val Chmerkovskiy.
Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
The 32-year-old ‘CODA’ star has already proven he’s a force on the big screen, but will his acting skills translate to the dance floor?
With the help of his professional partner, we have no doubt that Durant will fight for his rightful place in the rankings. Along with starring in the Oscar-winning film, Durant’s other credits include “Switched at Birth,” “You” and “Silent Notes.”
Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
If the Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian’s previous work is any indication of success, the rest of the cast should be ready to step it up.
Aside from his own accomplishments, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star, 50, is paired with the pro who won season 19 with Alfonso Ribeiro, who returns to the show to co-host with Tyra Banks. We smell the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum may already encourage Brady and Carson to win this season.
Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke
The weatherman’s last name says it all: Champion.
His impressive resume includes a combined 25-year career on WABC-TV and “Good Morning America,” as well as work on the Weather Channel and Eyewitness News.
Champion, 61, is also a recipient of a Peabody Award and multiple Emmys. Mix that with Burke’s two “DWTS” wins and we have a solid partnership.
Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas
The 18-year-old TikTok star will be paired with the fan-favorite veteran dancer, who returns as a professional for the first time since season 25. Ballas has previously won mirror ball with Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6) and Shawn Johnson ( season 8).
In addition to what is sure to be a legendary partnership, Charli and her mother’s joint appearance on the show will mark the first time a mother-daughter duo will face off for the coveted trophy.
Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev
While the D’Amelio matriarch, 50, will always be supportive of her daughter, fans can always expect friendly competition between the two.
“Would be nice to have a bit of a snap, but she’s also still my mom,” Charli teased on “GMA,” adding that she hopes to include “a snap” to her TikTok moves this season. .
As previously reported, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Len Goodman will return to the judging table this season. The show will also see the return of a full cast, featuring dancers like Ezra Sosa, Kateryna Klishyna and the Season 17 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Alexis Warr.
The all-new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Disney+.