The "DWTS" All-Athletes Cast Is Kind of Epic
Team USA is totally taking over “Dancing with the Stars” this season! Casting for the upcoming athletes-only “DWTS” cycle, which kicks off April 30, was just announced. And the roster includes a whole bunch of Olympic favorites—including not one, not two, but three figure-skating standouts.
Look, OK: we know everyone’s going to be talking about Tonya Harding. Of course they are. It’s the year of Tonya, after all, and we have zero doubts that she’ll put on a very entertaining show. We’re also excited to see what Pyeongchang pairs bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu, who has such a beautifully balletic upper body, will bring to the competition.
But we’ll be honest: We’re 1000 percent in this for Adam Rippon. If he can nail gorgeous Benji Schwimmer choreography while wearing figure skates, what kind of gloriousness will he be able to unleash on the decidedly not-ice floor of the “DWTS” ballroom? The costume potential alone is enough to send our brains into glitter overdrive. GET THOSE BEDAZZLERS READY, “DWTS” DESIGNERS.
Here’s the full lineup of celebs and pros. Tune in to ABC at 8 pm on April 30 to see who’s up to the cha-cha-challenge of the competition!
with Sasha Farber
with Jenna Johnson
with Alan Bersten
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson with Artem Chigvintsev
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Lindsay Arnold
College basketball player Arike Ogunbowale with Gleb Savchenko
Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer with Witney Carson
Olympic softball medalist Jennie Finch Daigle with Keo Motsepe
Baseball legend Johnny Damon with Emma Slater
Football player Josh Norman with Sharna Burgess