Dancing With the Stars season 27 is set to premiere on September 24 and it looks as if this season is gearing up to be one of the best yet!
It was revealed Thursday night (September 6) that country radio host Bobby Bones and Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider have reportedly joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars. Us Weekly reports that Bones and Schneider will be joined by olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, social media star Alexis Ren, NFL linebacker and defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Paralympic alpine skier Danelle Umstead, and Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon.
38-year old Bobby Bones, 38, is an Arkansas native who rose to fame with his syndicated radio program The Bobby Bones Show. He was named “the most powerful man in country music” by Forbes in 2017 and has been credited with launching the careers of numerous country artists, including recent Grand Ole Opry inductee Chris Janson.
Bones appeared on the reboot of American Idol where he served as a mentor to the Top 24 contestants. He is also a New York Times best-selling author and was recently named as a celebrity judge for the 2019 Miss America pageant.
An unnamed source told ET that Bones will be a great asset to the DWTS cast.
“[He] is in incredible shape! It will also be interesting to see him in person and in action. People always joke about radio stars being out of shape and not the best looking, but he is the opposite on both points,” the source says of Bones. “[Bobby] loves challenges and opportunities that present potential failure. He is so good at embracing every journey and the ups and downs.”
John Schneider is a country singer and actor best known for his role as Bo Duke in the television series Dukes of Hazzard that aired from 1979 to 1985. Schneider is also known for his philanthropic efforts as co-founder of the Children’s Miracle Network, a foundation he formed with Marie Osmond in 1982. He reportedly became a born-again Christian while living with Johnny and June Carter Cash.
The full cast of Dancing With the Stars will be revealed on Good Morning America on Wednesday, September 12.