‘Dancing With the Stars 20’ Cast Revealed: Michael Sam, Suzanne Somers, Derek Hough Returns (VIDEO)
Among those competing this year are football star Michael Sam, TV veteran Suzanne Somers, iconic vocalist Patti LaBelle, and Olympian Nastia Liukin. In a bit of a shock, Liukin is paired with Derek Hough, who stunned everyone by making a surprise return, despite having previously announced that he would be skipping this season in order to perform alongside Tony winner Laura Benanti in the Radio City Spring Spectacular. His return to Dancing With the Stars was apparently a last-minute deal, and I think this season will be all the better for it.
Also joining the cast this year is actress Rumer Willis, Shark Tank entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, Hunger Games star Willow Shields (who, at age 14, is the youngest cast member in the history of the show), model Charlotte McKinney, singer/songwriter Riker Lynch, and U.S. Army vet Noah Galloway, who lost part of his left arm and much of his left leg in an IED attack.
Alfonso Ribeiro was on-hand with the Mirrorball Trophy to offer words of wisdom to the new cast as the season premiere nears on March 16. But who will be paired with whom? And what did Ribeiro have to say? Watch video of the announcement, and check out the full list of stars/pros for Dancing With the Stars 20, below:
DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 20 CAST
Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
Patti LaBelle with Artem Chigvintsev
Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
RedFoo with Emma Slater
Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
Rumer Willis with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
What do you think of this cast? Sound off in the comments!