Meet the competitors as Dancing With the Stars returns for Season 31
by Ana Walia | Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:59:25 GMT
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Dancing With the Stars returns!

The whole cast of Dancing With the Stars season 31, which will begin on September 19 on Disney+, has been made public by ABC. Several seasoned pros are returning, as well as famous people. As a follow-up to JoJo Siwa and pro-Jenna Johnson's ground-breaking female partnership from the previous season, the cast now features the program's first-ever male duo.

The new season will be co-hosted by Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro, and Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough will all be back as judges.

Selma Blair and Sasha Farber

The "Cruel Intentions," "Legally Blonde," and "Hellboy" movies, as well as Selma Blair's portrayal of Kris Jenner in the first season of "American Crime Story," are among her best-recognized roles. She received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, and in her best-selling memoir "Mean Baby," she wrote about her struggles. Selma Blair, who has a son named Arthur Saint, age 11, is in remission from MS as of 2021.

Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy.

The current season of Bachelorette is the first time the series has ever featured two leads for a whole season thanks to Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, who serve as the show's co-leads. Previously, the critical care unit nurse and Rachel Recchia were seen on Clayton Echard's season of "The Bachelor."

Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov

The Real Housewives of New Jersey is where Teresa Giudice first gained notoriety as a television personality, best-selling book, and presenter of a podcast. Since the program's debut in 2009, she has made 13 appearances on the Bravo reality television program. After pleading guilty to many fraud counts, Teresa Giudice was given a 15-month sentence in 2015, although he only spent less than 12 months of it.

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Shangela and Gleb Savchenko

The drag performer Shangela (real name D.J. Pierce) is most known for his appearances on seasons 2 and 3 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and season 3 of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Shangela is now the co-host of the HBO reality series "We're Here" and also made an appearance in the Oscar-winning, Lady Gaga-starring 2018 picture "A Star Is Born." According to Shangela, he only wants to be present in the moment and for everyone who has ever felt invisible or on the periphery.

Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart

Deaf actor Daniel Durant gained notoriety after he starred in CODA and said he likes the theater and feels at home there, but added it's new so he's eager. Daniel debuted in the business in the Freeform series "Switched at Birth" and then in the Broadway production of "Spring Awakening" in 2015.

Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena is a bodybuilder and aspiring actor. He routinely shares fitness and wellness-related content on Instagram with his roughly 400,000 followers. He presently works in real estate, but he also has some upcoming movies. He claimed he was unsure if his father had passed on his dance prowess to him. 

Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater

The most well-known performance of actor Trevor Donovan was as Teddy Montgomery in "90210." He appeared from 2009 through 2013 on the CW program. He has also starred in many Hallmark TV movies and had appearances in the TV shows "Melissa & Joey" and "The Baxters." He declared that he would make an effort to exploit his acting prowess as a leading man to give him an advantage. 

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Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd

Jason Lewis is a model and actor best known for playing Smith Jerrod in the movie "Sex and the City." He made his HBO series debut in 2003, during the sixth season of the program, playing Smith, Samantha Jones's love interest. He admitted that he was not a dancer, but he had trained for a week.

Wayne Brady and Witney Carson

Wayne Brady is a comedian, actor, and television personality who has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Grammy. He is perhaps best remembered for his role in "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" From 2001 to 2004, he hosted his program, "The Wayne Brady Show," and he currently serves as the presenter of the game show "Let's Make A Deal." 

Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke

Sam Champion is a weather anchor for the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America who has won Emmy and Peabody awards. Sam jokingly said that season 31 of Dancing with the Stars is going to be the finest yet and that he is simply glad to be here for a week or two before the producers realize he shouldn't be there.

Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki

The six seasons of MTV's "Jersey Shore," which aired from 2009 to 2012 and was filmed in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, as well as the spin-off "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," was where Vinny Guadagnino first gained notoriety. Vinny claimed he had no idea how fist-pump dancing and ballroom dancing went together, but he would find a way to make it work.

Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas

Charli D’Amelio is a social media personality who is well known for her dance videos on TikTok and is the second most followed person on the platform with 146 million followers. She is going to be competing against her mother on the show. 

Heidi D'Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev

Heidi D’Amelio is the mom of Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D'Amelio, along with being a former model and fitness trainer. She shared that it has been almost 30 years since she last performed but is excited for what’s next to come.

Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong

Jordin Sparks is a well-known singer-songwriter who won the sixth season of American Idol in 2007 and has been nominated for a Grammy. Over 10 million digital tracks of the singer's hits have been sold in the United States since the release of her platinum-selling first album with the same name. She admitted that she was both thrilled and afraid.

Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel

Actress Cheryl Ladd is best known for playing Kris Munroe in the beloved ABC series "Charlie's Angels," taking over for Farrah Fawcett as one of the three stars alongside Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson in the second season. Despite being asked to appear on the show before, Cheryl Ladd said that she feels now is the moment. Now is the ideal moment for her to attempt and achieve it. 

Jesse James Decker and Alan Bersten

Former reality TV star Jesse James Decker is a musician, songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and founder of the well-known women's clothing and swimwear company "Kittenish," which he established in 2014. She is a two-time best-selling author and expressed her excitement for the new adventure, saying that her three children share her enthusiasm. She said that her followers would have to wait to find out whether her country singing skills will help her win this challenge.