“Dancing With The Stars” Announces Season 31 Cast – Including 1 Country Singer

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The 31st season of Dancing With The Stars will premiere on September 19th. Instead of airing on ABC like it has the previous 30 seasons, the ballroom dancing competition show will be steaming exclusively on Disney+. The show will still be live.

That’s not the only change. Host Tyra Banks will now be joined by Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro.

For weeks, people have been trying to guess the cast, and many different celebrities have been rumored to be dancing this season, including Steve Irwin’s son Robert. Good Morning America made the big announcement on Thursday (Sept. 8) and it has some big names on it, as well as a few pros who haven’t been in the iconic ballroom for a few years!

This season also makes history with the second deaf celebrity in the cast, as well as the first all-male partnering with drag star Shangela’s casting. Shangela identifies as male during his everyday life, but once the wig and heels are are, Shangela identifies as female.

“This is something totally different because I’m a drag entertainer who will be standing up there,” Shangela tells USA Today. “On the dancing nights, I’m going to be dressed as the doll, honey. That’s my fiercest form as an entertainer. When I’m in drag, my pronouns are she/her. So seeing a drag queen with a male dancer is going to be something powerful. This is going to be a great space and an amazing platform to showcase that kind of representation.”

Tik Tok Star Charli D’Amelio – partnered with Mark Ballas

Reality Star (and Charli’s Mom) Heidi D’Amelio – Partnered With Artem Chigvintsev

“The Bachelorette” Gabby Windey – partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Singer/Actor/Host Wayne Brady – Partnered With Witney Carson

“American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks – Partnered With Brandon Armstrong

“CODA” Actor Daniel Durant – Partnered With Britt Benae

“Charlie’s Angels” Star Cheryl Ladd – Partnered with Louis Can Amstel

Emmy Award-winning Weather Anchor Sam Champion – Partnered With Cheryl Burke


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Aspiring Actor And Bodybuilder Joseph Baena – Partnered With Daniella Karagach

Actor Jason Lewis – Partnered With Peta Murgatroyd


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Actor Trevor Donovan – Partnered With Emma Slater


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RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Shangela – Partnered With Gleb Savchenko

“Jersey Shore” Star Vinny Guadagnino – Partnered With Koko Iwasaki

Actress Selma Blair – Partnered With Sasha Farber


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Real Housewives Of New Jersey Star Teresa Guidice – Partnered With Pasha Pashkov

Country Singer Jessie James Decker – Partnered With Alan Bersten

See the cast talk about putting on their ballroom shoes in the videos below.