'Dancing With The Stars' 2017 Cast Rumors
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for the official cast results, announced on Good Morning America
The cast of Dancing With the Stars
season 24 will be revealed on March 1, 2017 during Good Morning America
, but some of the cast members have started to be announced. Plus, there are several rumored contestants in the mix as well. Some of the pro dancers have been revealed all ready and there are definitely a few surprises. In the promo photo for the new season, we see regulars Witney Carson and Val Chmerkovskiy, so they are surely on board. Two surprises are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and fiancee Peta Murgatroyd. In recent weeks, the couple welcomed their first child together and both have said that they would be focusing on parenthood. Maksim made it pretty clear in the media that he wanted to take time away from the show to focus on his new baby. However, it looks like things have changed. On a live episode of GMA
, the happy couple revealed the news that they would be pros on this season of the show. And, new mom Murgatroyd said she looks forward to taking things slow and getting her body back to the fitness level it was prior to getting pregnant. As for fan-favorite Derek Hough, he will not be returning as a cast member in the ballroom this season. Hough has a lot going on and fans shouldn't worry because he'll be back on their televisions soon. In recent months, Hough appeared in NBC’s Hairspray Live!
; directed and starred in Michael Buble’s latest music video and is set to be a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez on NBC’s upcoming reality dance competition World of Dance
. Dance pro Tony Dovolani is also not returning, releasing the following statement: I wanted my fans to hear it from me first. I will not be on "Dancing With the Stars" this season, season 24,” the statement begins. While I will miss the show and interacting with our wonderful audiences, both at home and in the ballroom, I will continue to focus on growing my Dance With Me USA studios and teaching. I will also be traveling across the country performing and making personal appearances.
The new season of the show begins Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. To check out the confirmed as well as rumored celebrity contestants for DWTS
this season, click through our gallery. (Instagram/DancingABC)