The new celebrity lineup for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” includes a Disney actress, two Olympic gold medalists — one who competed in the 1970s and another who appeared at the most recent Games — a couple of high-profile comedians, an NFL standout and two well-known country singers, along with a champion boxer, a soap opera star and a reality television star.
Olympic figure-skating champion Dorothy Hamill, who won gold at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, joins 18-year-old gymnast Alexandra Raisman, a champion at the 2012 London Games, in the competition. Other athletes taking part in the competition are former welterweight champ Victor Ortiz and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones.
Country music is represented by Wynonna Judd and Kellie Pickler, while D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick come to the show as accomplished comedians. Also on board are Zendaya Coleman, known for her role as Raquel “Rocky” Blue on the Disney Channel show “Shake It Up!,” Ingo Rademacher, who plays Jasper “Jax” Jacks on the ABC soap “General Hospital,” and Lisa Vanderpump, best known for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Click here for details on the upcoming season and all of the new participants, along with their pairings with the show’s professional dancers.