‘Dancing With The Stars’ Is Back For Season 31 With An All-New Celebrity Cast Dancing Their Way To Disney+ And The Mirrorball Trophy
In a live studio announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, Disney+ revealed the season 31 celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” and their professional dancing partners.
The series, which is co-hosted by actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro and supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, returns to the ballroom with a cast of famous people that includes, to name a few, a platinum recording artist, a Real Housewife, a Bachelorette, and a drag queen superstar. For season 31, the cast is joined by Charli and Heidi D’Amelio, who were both previously revealed live on “Good Morning America.” As the live event debuts on Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT, only on Disney+, the new celebrity cast will pick up some new twists, tricks, and kicks.
Pro dancing duo Mark Ballas and Louis van Amstel make their much anticipated comeback to the dance floor this season. The celebrities and professional dancers joining this season’s ballroom, as revealed on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Fitness model and actor Joseph Baena with partner Daniella Karagach
Movie star Selma Blair with partner Sasha Farber
Comedian, actor and singer Wayne Brady with partner Witney Carson
Good Morning America contributor and WABC-TV New York’s weather anchor Sam Champion, with partner Cheryl Burke
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio with partner Mark Ballas
Heidi D’Amelio (“The D’Amelio Show”) with partner Artem Chigvintsev
Country star Jessie James Decker with partner Alan Bersten
TV star Trevor Donovan with partner Emma Slater
Daniel Durant (Oscar®-winning “CODA”) with partner Britt Stewart
Teresa Giudice (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”) with partner Pasha Pashkov
Vinny Guadagnino (“Jersey Shore”) with partner Koko Iwasaki
“Charlie’s Angels” star Cheryl Ladd with partner Louis van Amstel
Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”) with partner Peta Murgatroyd
Drag queen superstar Shangela with partner Gleb Savchenko
Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks with partner Brandon Armstrong
Gabby Windey (“The Bachelorette”) with partner Val Chmerkovskiy
A group of distinguished ballroom judges, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough, will evaluate the partners.
After a remarkable 30 seasons on ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” heads to a new home on Disney+. Premiering this autumn only in the United States and Canada, “Dancing with the Stars” will be the first live series to air on the streaming platform.
Season 31-celebrity mini bio’s
Joseph Baena – is an actor and fitness model who was born in Los Angeles, California. He is well-known for his roles in the movies “Encounters,” “Terminator 2 remake with Joseph Baena: Bad to the Bone,” “Called To Duty: The Last Airshow,” and “Bully High.”
Selma Blair – has been one of the most adaptable and captivating performers on television throughout her varied career. Her humorous appearances in the cultural icons “Cruel Intentions” and “Legally Blonde” launched Blair’s film career. She has since collaborated with a number of renowned directors, including Todd Solondz and Guillermo del Toro. She was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s Silence Breakers and one of the publication’s People of the Year in 2017.
Wayne Brady – has distinguished himself on stage and screen as an actor, producer, singer, dancer, lyricist, and television personality. He is a multiple Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee.
Sam Champion – Beginning in 1988 as the weekend and 5 p.m. weather anchor for Eyewitness News, Sam Champion soon rose to become the primary weather anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts. He was hired in 2006 to serve as “Good Morning America’s” weather anchor. In 2019, when he started working as the weather anchor for Eyewitness News “This Morning,” Champion moved back to his hometown of WABC.
Charli D’Amelio – The New York Times dubbed Charli D’Amelio “the reigning queen of TikTok,” making her a digital fame. She is currently the top female TikTok creator and the first user on the app to reach 100 million followers. One of the Top 10 Breakout Creators on YouTube for 2020 is Charli. She was given coveted slots on lists including the Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, AdWeek’s 2020 Young Influentials, and Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Impact List in 2020, 2021, and 2022 thanks to her social media impact.
Heidi D’Amelio – There is a lot more to balancing being a wife and mother than first appears. Heidi D’Amelio is perhaps best known as the mother of Dixie and Charli, two of the most well-known names on social media today. When Heidi and Marc first met in New York City, she was working as a model and a fitness trainer, but she soon realized that she wanted to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a mother.
Jessie James Decker – is a singer, songwriter, TV personality, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and two-time New York Times bestselling author. She also runs her own fashion line, Kittenish, which has three retail locations and is expanding, in addition to her television hosting responsibilities. Decker, a multi-talented singer signed to Warner Music Nashville, has become one of the genre’s genuine breakout firebrands thanks to his enthusiasm for music.
Trevor Donovan – was born in Mammoth Lakes, California, grew up skiing and snowboarding, and as a kid, he competed for the American adolescent ski team. He is most recognized for his performance as Teddy Montgomery, a fan favorite and the first and only openly LGBTQ+ series regular on the worldwide phenomenon “90210.” Donovan co-starred with Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the sweeping miniseries “Texas Rising” on the History Channel. The film “Reagan,” as well as “Wolfhound,” “Aloha with Love,” “The Engagement Plot,” and “Hot Water,” are among Donovan’s next projects.
Daniel Durant – is most known for playing the lead character of Leo Rossi in “CODA,” which won three Oscars, including the Best Picture honor. For his performance, Durant won multiple awards, including the AFI Award for Best Ensemble, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the Sundance Award for Best Ensemble, the HCA Spotlight Award, and many others. “CODA” was acquired by Apple TV for a record fee and aired on Apple TV+ as well as in cinemas.
Teresa Giudice – is an inspiring working mother who has a degree in fashion marketing and management from Berkeley College. She is a self-made businesswoman who has started her own line of bottled bellinis, Fabellini, in addition to appearing on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and she is a four-time New York Times bestselling author.
Vinnie Guadagnino – One of the most well-known lifestyle influencers and internet celebrities is Vinny Guadagnino. He originally gained notoriety in 2009 on the MTV program “Jersey Shore,” which over the course of its six seasons became the highest-rated program in network history and a sensation in pop culture. Guadagnino appeared in several television shows while he was away from the coast, such as “Guadagnino & Ma Eat America” on the Food Network and “Joking Off” on MTV2. With the release of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” in 2018, the brand made a triumphant return and quickly regained popularity, shattering viewing records in the process. The revival, which is presently in its fifth season, has become a big success. Guadagnino is a celebrity guest host all year long at the renowned Chippendales in Las Vegas, where he holds a residency.
Cheryl Ladd – Since getting her big start as one of the adored “Charlie’s Angels,” Cheryl Ladd has had a successful career that has spanned Broadway, film, television, and other mediums. Cheryl is now starring in Samuel Goldwyn Films’ newest film, “A Cowgirl’s Song.” Cheryl appeared in the Lifetime It’s A Wonderful Lifetime event’s Christmas film “Christmas Unwrapped” She also appeared as a guest star on “Ballers” on HBO and “Ray Donovan” on Showtime, as a Vanna White with a bad mouth. Next, she played Linell Shapiro, the wife of Robert Shapiro, played by John Travolta, who represented Simpson in court, in FX’s “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson.”
Jason Lewis – For more than 20 years, Jason Lewis has entertained audiences on stage and screen. He received widespread acclaim for his famous performance as Smith Jerrod on HBO’s ground-breaking comedy series “Sex and the City,” Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) sweetheart. In the two Michael Patrick King-directed full-length movies, “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2,” he played the same part again. Since his breakthrough performance, Lewis has been able to leverage his fame into a number of high-caliber film and television parts. He most recently appeared for two seasons as the lead in the NBC supernatural drama “Midnight, Texas.” He is currently extremely involved with the charity Best Buddies.
Shangela – is best known as one of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” All Stars and is currently starring in “We’re Here” on HBO, which was just renewed for a third season. For her supporting role in “A Star Is Born,” she was the first person to walk the red carpet at the Oscars in drag. She most recently came in second on Vulture’s list of “America’s Most Powerful Drag Queens.” Shows like “Lovecraft Country,” “Station 19,” “Katy Keene,” “2 Broke Girls,” and others have featured recent actors in their productions.
Jordin Sparks – The GRAMMY-nominated, multi platinum singer/songwriter/actress Jordin Sparks won season six of “American Idol” during one of the season’s with the greatest viewership. Being the youngest champion at only 17 years old, she attracted attention on a global scale. She now enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband Dana Isaiah and their son DJ, when she is not hard at work on her upcoming album, which is set to be released this year.
Gabby Windey – American television personality Gabby Windey most recently co-starred with Rachel Recchia in the first-ever co-lead season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” She has previously appeared on season 26 of “The Bachelor” on ABC. There’s a lot more to Windey than meets the eye. She is not simply stunning, but she also has a sharp mind, substance, emotional depth, and a wealth of first-hand knowledge. Before becoming an ICU nurse at the University of Colorado Hospital during the epidemic, Windey was a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos. Currently, she and her pet goldendoodle, Leonardo, dwell in Los Angeles, California.
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