'Dancing with the Stars' Unveils Official Cast Photos for Season 24
The official cast line-up as well as the pairings for "Dancing with the Stars" season 24 were finally unveiled on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, March 1. Most of the names who appeared on previously circulating rumors are confirmed to participate on the dancing competition series.
They are Olympic gymnast Simone Biles who is paired with Sasha Farber, Fifth Harmony's member Normani Kordei who will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan who is partnered with Witney Carson, "The Bachelor" star Nick Viall who will team up with returning pro Peta Murgatroyd, and "Glee" alum Heather Morris who will dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will also put on her dancing shoes, being paired with Artem Chigvintsev. "I mean, I've wanted to since the beginning," she told E! News after the cast was announced on "GMA". "So it's just scheduling and wondering if my body can hold up because I've been falling for 40 years."
Artem is excited to be partnered with the two-time Olympic medalist. "I've mentioned this before, I've never had an athlete before in my life as my celebrity partner in the show. This is the first time and I'm super thrilled," he gushed. "I feel like athletes have such a great advantage on 'Dancing with the Stars' because they know how to deal under pressure and they know what it takes to achieve the results."
"Dancing with the Stars" season 24 kicks off Monday, March 20 at 8 P.M. on ABC. The season premiere will mark the 400th episode of the reality series.
The official cast line-up and pairings of "DWTS" season 24:
- Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast) and Sasha Farber
- Nancy Kerrigan (Olympic figure skater) and Artem Chigvintsev
- Normani Kordei (Fifth Harmony singer) and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- David Ross (baseball player) and Lindsay Arnold
- Chris Kattan ("Saturday Night Live" comedian) and Witney Carson
- Rashad Jennings (NFL player) and Emma Slater
- Nick Viall ("The Bachelor" star) and Peta Murgatroyd
- Heather Morris ("Glee" star) and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Erika Jayne ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star) and Gleb Savchenko
- Mr. T ("The A-Team" star) and Kym Herjavec
- Bonner Bolton (professional bull rider) and Sharna Burgess
- Charo (Spanish entertainer) and Keo Motsepe
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