ABC announced the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 28 on Good Morning America this morning. This will be the first season since last fall, as the ballroom dancing competition skipped its spring season.
The full cast list is below, but among the cast members are several reality stars (Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Lauren Alaina, and Lamar Odom) and actors (James Van Der Beek, Kate Flannery, Christie Brinkley). The Supremes’ star Mary Wilson is also competing.
Also cast: Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first press secretary, who began his tenure by lying to the American public, but who some in liberal Hollywood clearly love. He appeared on the Emmys in 2017, and reportedly turned down DWTS that same year. He follows Celebrity Big Brother contestant Omarosa as administration members who later joined reality TV shows.
As to the show itself, which premieres in mid-September, “some changes are coming,” Tom Bergeron said, which we already knew.
But the one detail he offered was not an impressive change: While the cast was announced, their partnerships with pro dancers were not revealed. Bergeron said that will happen on the first episode.
That does not qualify as a “really fun format change.”
Dancing with the Stars 28’s cast
Here are the 12 cast members announced on Good Morning America this morning, in the order they were announced:
Karamo Brown, one of the Netflix’s Queer Eye’s Fab Five and a former Real World cast member who recently published a memoir
Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette’s most-recent star
Lauren Alaina, American Idol season 10 runner-up and a country singer
James Van Der Beek, an actor best known for Dawson’s Creek who’s currently on FX’s Pose
Ray Lewis, the former Baltimore Raven and Pro Football Hall of Famer
Kate Flannery, an actor best known for The Office
Ally Brooke, a singer and former member of Fifth Harmony
Lamar Odom, NBA player and Khloé Kardashian’s ex-husband who co-starred with her on Khloé & Lamar and appeared on other Kardashians reality shows
Kel Mitchell, a comedian and actor best known as half of Kenan & Kel
Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first press secretary
Christie Brinkley, former model and actor
Mary Wilson from The Supremes
Here are the professional dancers who will be paired with the celebrities—although again, we don’t yet know who they’ll be paired with:
- Brandon Armstrong
- Lindsay Arnold
- Alan Bersten
- Cheryl Burke
- Witney Carson
- Val Chmerkovskiy
- Sasha Farber
- Jenna Johnson
- Daniella Karagach
- Keo Motsepe
- Peta Murgatroyd
- Pasha Pashkov
- Gleb Savchenko
- Emma Slater