It's Official: Laurie Hernandez Will Be on "DWTS"

August 29, 2016

We called it (well, almost)!
One of the fabulous Final Five is going to be cha cha-ing her way around the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom in two weeks. And while Simone Biles might have to wait until next season to don her dancing shoes, the gymnast gracing the floor this go-around is an even more natural fit for “DWTS”: Laurie Hernandez, whose deliciously dance-y Olympic floor routine earned her a forever home in our hearts.

We’d like to request that all her “DWTS” routines begin with this exact wink, please and thank you. (via Giphy)

The full Season 23 “DWTS” cast list was revealed this morning on “Good Morning America,” and while some of the other celeb choices left us scratching our heads (Ryan Lochte? Jeah no), there’s lots of happy news on the pro front. For starters, the lovely Allison Holker is returning to show off her incredible post-baby body (dancing with, fittingly, Babyface). But also: Maks is back! Derek is back! CHERYL IS BACK, YOU GUYS!

Get your spray tan on and pull out your favorite bedazzled mini (as if you aren’t already wearing it): Season 23 premieres Monday, September 12 on ABC. Here’s the full cast list:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
and Amber Rose

Valentin Chmerkovskiy
and Laurie Hernandez

Artem Chigvintsev
and Maureen McCormick

Sasha Farber
and Terra Jole

Derek Hough
and Marilu Henner

Witney Carson
and Vanilla Ice

Lindsay Arnold
and Calvin Johnson

Jenna Johnson
and Jake T. Austin

Allison Holker
and Babyface

Sharna Burgess
and James Hinchcliffe

Emma Slater
and Rick Perry

Cheryl Burke
and Ryan Lochte

Gleb Savchenko
and Jana Kramer

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