Aaaand Here's the Complete "DWTS" Cast

September 1, 2015

We’re about to kick off Season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars.”


That’s a lot of stars and a lot of dancing, friends. But somehow this show manages to reel me in, season after season. (I say we go for 50.)

A few weeks back, we heard about the pros participating in this newest “DWTS” iteration. (The list is stacked.) But the “DWTS” people had been playing coy about the star contestants, as they tend to do.

Until this morning

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the full cast for Season 21, which premieres Monday, September 14. To help you figure out who to pick for your annual “DWTS” bracket, I’ve included—where possible*—GIFs indicating each star’s dancing ability. (You’re welcome.)

Tamar Braxton
(partnered by Val Chmerkovskiy):

Gary Busey
(partnered by Anna Trebunskaya):

Nick Carter
(partnered by Sharna Burgess):

Paula Deen
(partnered by Louis Van Amstel):

Victor Espinoza
(partnered by Karina Smirnoff)

Andy Grammer
(partnered by Allison Holker):

Hayes Grier
(partnered by Emma Slater)

Bindi Irwin
(partnered by Derek Hough)

Chaka Khan
(partnered by Keo Motsepe):

Alexa Penavega
(partnered by Mark Ballas)

Carlos Penavega
(partnered by Witney Carson)

Alek Skarlatos
(partnered by Lindsay Arnold)

Kim Zolciak Biermann
(partnered by Tony Dovolani):

Bring on the glitter and self-tanner, “DWTS.” We’re ready.

*I know—I lost a little steam toward the end of the list. Sorry! I’M ONLY ONE WOMAN, GUYS. If you really want to be thorough, head over to the “DWTS” YouTube channel, where you’ll find videos of all the contestants getting their Whips and Nae Naes on.