Disney Plus has officially announced the full cast for “Dancing With the Stars” season 31, which includes an “American Idol” winner, a TikTok star, a game show host and comedian, and a Hallmark Channel star.
Read on to find out the full slate of celebrities for “Dancing With the Stars” season 31:
The cast for “Dancing With the Stars” season 31 includes:
- Charli D’Amelio and her mother Heidi D’Amelio in the first mother-daughter pair competing in the show’s history. These two are reality stars and Charli is a TikTok dancing sensation.
- Joseph Baena, the son of actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Selma Blair, an actress who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018.
- Wayne Brady, comedian and host of “Let’s Make a Deal.”
- Sam Champion, the meteorologist for “Good Morning America.”
- Jessie James Decker, country music star.
- Trevor Donovan, a former “Days of Our Lives” and “90210” actor who frequently stars in Hallmark movies.
- Daniel Durant, a hearing impaired actor who recently starred in the Oscar-winning film “Coda.”
- Teresa Giudice, reality star from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
- Vinny Guadagnino, reality star best known for “Jersey Shore.”
- Cheryl Ladd, an actress best known for starring on the TV show “Charlie’s Angels.”
- Jason Lewis, an actor best known for “Sex and the City.”
- Shangela, a celebrity drag queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
- Jordin Sparks, the season six winner of “American Idol.”
- Gabby Windey, who finished runner-up on season 26 of “The Bachelor” and went on to star on season 19 of “The Bachelorette.”
In his interview on “Good Morning America,” Champion revealed he just found out he was in the cast last Friday, September 2.
“I just found out on Friday, so it wasn’t hard to keep the secret from anybody. I’ve got my COVID 15 pounds on right now, I’m not in shape, I’ve danced a moment in my life,” said the weather man, adding, “This is gonna be one of the best seasons ever.”
Comedian Wayne Brady was asked if he’ll be improvising in the ballroom and he quipped, “You’re not supposed to because it’s dancing and it’s choreographed, so hopefully I won’t have to use any improvisation and pull anything out because I’ll be doing what is asked of me.”
He also said that he’s ready to commit to all the practice hours, which is nothing new to him: “It’s huge, but I’m no stranger to that. I’ve been on Broadway … I sing and dance. I have to do stuff like this to remind people.”
Actress Selma Blair, who has multiple sclerosis, said, “I’m beyond thrilled. … coming back and getting the support of people when you try, it has changed my life … this is a thrill, this is so powerful to me.”
In an unprecedented move, “Dancing With the Stars” also announced the pairs on “Good Morning America.” Typically, the show doesn’t reveal the pairings until the premiere, but this year, they announced the pairs the same day they announced the cast.
The pairs we know so far are as follows:
- Charlie D’Amelio and Mark Ballas
- Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev
- Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach
- Selma Blair and Sasha Farber
- Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
- Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke
- Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten
- Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
- Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
- Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov
- Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel
- Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki
- Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd
- Shangela and Gleb Savchenko
- Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong
- Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its 31st season on Monday, September 19, on Disney Plus.