After weeks of spoilers, rumors and leaks, the official “Dancing With the Stars” Season 19 cast has been officially announced. Many of the names previously reported are actually on the list. Yahoo! Celebrity posted the list on Sept. 4 following the announcement on “Good Morning America!” It turns out the leaked partner pairing we reported earlier in the week was dead on!
Confirmed Season 19 cast members and their partners include “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, “Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas, NASCAR great Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater, Olympian Lolo Jones and professional newcomer Keo Motsepe.
Also competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy are Actor Jonathon Bennett with new pro Allison Holker, “Back to the Future” and “Switched at Birth” star Lea Thompson got paired with Artem Chigvintsev. “General Hospital” hunk Antonio Sabato Jr. is dancing with Cheryl Burke while former mixed martial arts champion Randy Couture landed with and Karina Smirnoff.
“Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish scored Val Chmerkovskiy. Comedian and film star Tommy Chong is partnered by Peta Murgatroyd. Designer Betsey Johnson will dance with Tony Dovolani. YouTube sensation Bethany Mota got five-time champion Derek Hough and DJ Tavis Smiley got Sharna Burgess.
So there you have the Season 19 cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” Do you like the cast? Who will you be rooting for?
“Dancing With the Stars” Season 19 will premiere on Monday, Sept. 15 on ABC. Bothe the first and second weeks of competition will be followed by Tuesday night results shows before returning to last season’s single night format.