Dancing With The Stars spoilers are out! ABC announced the cast for the 27th season and that the season premiere date is September 24, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Current mirror ball champions are professional dancer Jenna Johnson and Olympic ice skater, Adam Rippon. Will another athlete win the mirror ball in season 27 of DWTS or will someone else run away with the top honor?
Dancing With The Stars – Athletes Trying to Score The Mirror Ball
The new season of DWTS will feature athletes Danelle Umstead, Demarcus Ware, and Mary Lou Retton. Dancing with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev is Paralympian and alpine skier Danelle. Paired with professional Lindsay Arnold is Demarcus. A former pro-football defensive end and outside linebacker, Demarcus played for the Broncos and Cowboys.
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton is partnered with Sasha Farber and is sure to be a strong contender. Athletes have certainly been very successful on DWTS. Twelve former mirror ball winners were athletes. Hard work and training are part of an athlete’s daily routine. As a result, they are fierce competitors. Even those who have never danced before have been very successful on DWTS.
Dancing With The Stars – Well Known Talent
Season 27 of Dancing with the Stars will feature talented actresses and actors. Actors are used to taking orders and working hard. For that reason, they will also be tough competitors.
Paired with professional Keo Motsepe will be Evanna Lynch. Fans of the Harry Potter movies will remember she played Luna Lovegood. Known for playing Jo on The Facts of Life, actress Nancy McKeon will partner with Val Chmerkovskiy. Nancy had a long acting career appearing in numerous shows and movies. Singer and actress Tinashe appeared on Two and a Half Men and sang remixes of popular songs by Britney Spears and Nick Jonas. Her professional partner is Brandon Armstrong.
Professional dancer Emma Slater’s partner is John Schneider. John currently stars on The Haves and the Have Nots. Schneider shot to stardom playing Bo Duke on the Dukes of Hazzard. Juan Pablo Di Pace’s partner is Cheryl Burke. Currently, Juan plays on the Fuller House. He can also be recognized from Dallas, Mamma Mia, and A.D. The Bible Continues.
The youngest cast member, 17-year-old actor Milo Manheim, is partnered with Witney Carson. Milo has also appeared on The Ghost Whisperer and Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, an original movie on the Disney Channel.
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Rounding Out The Cast of Dancing With The Stars
Other Dancing With The Stars spoilers reveal that reigning champ Jenna Johnson is reality star Joe Amabile. Known by fans as Grocery Store Joe, he competed in season 14 of the Bachelorette. He also appeared on the Bachelor in Paradise during season five. He will certainly be a fan favorite.
Internet celebrity Alexis Ren will be dancing with Alan Bersten. She has over 12 million Instagram followers so, for that reason alone, expect her to get a lot of votes. Paired with professional dancer Sharna Burgess will be author Bobby Bones. He is also a radio personality hosting The Bobby Bones Show in Nashville, TN. Finally, professional Gleb Savchenko is partnered with stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser. She previously hosted Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.
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Also premiering this fall is a Dancing with the Stars spin-off. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors premieres on ABC on October 7, 2018. Choreographer Mandy Moore, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and current DWTS season 26 winner Adam Rippon are the judges.
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