Get ready to put your dancing shoes back on! ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is gearing up for Season 19’s big premiere on Sept. 15, and HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY confirm which celebrities will be joining the cast!
Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars is definitely going to be one to watch! HollywoodLife.com can exclusively confirm that YouTube sensation Bethany Mota, 18, Mean Girls heart-throb, Jonathan Bennett, 33, and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, 42, have signed on to dance! Read below to find out who else has joined the cast!
‘DWTS’ Casts Bethany Mota — Find Out Who Else Will Dance On Season 19
Talk about an all-star cast! Bethany has really made her mark this year, from being a guest judge on Project Runway to inking deals with Forever 21 and JcPenny, the YouTube sensation really has become a fashion force to be reckoned with!
Aside from Bethany and Aaron Samuels — we mean Jonathan — HollywoodLife.com can exclusively confirm who else will be joining the cast.
We’ve learned that Alfonso, who famously played Carlton on Fresh Prince, is ready to bring “The Carlton” dance to your TV screen. “The rumors are true and Alfonso Ribeiro will be joining the cast — and many of the dancers and crew consider him the front runner to win it all. The ‘Carlton Dance’ will live on and make it to the Dancing stage,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Famed designer Betsey Johnson, 72, Back to the Future actress, Lea Thompson, 53, and Sadie Robertson, 18, from Duck Dynasty have all signed on to dance!
Our source revealed, “I can confirm that everyone you have told me so far is true and will be on the show. Everyone is really happy for them all, but geeking out over Lea Thompson who will most likely be paired with Mark, Derek or Tony. “
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Pretty Little Liars star, Janel Parrish, 25, Olympic athlete, Lolo Jones, 32, and General Hospital hottie, Anthony Sabato Jr, 42, have also all signed on for the new season.
Julianne Hough Signs On To Judge ‘DWTS’
The new batch of dancers are not the only one’s stepping into a new role. Julianne Hough, 26, confirmed that she would be returning to the ballroom as a judge, on the upcoming season while visiting Good Morning America on Aug. 21.
She said, “I’m excited,” Hough said on GMA.” “‘Dancing With the Stars’ has always been a part of my family. That’s where it all began for me, so …. It just felt like the right time and the right opportunity.”
She opened up about her judging style, admitting that she doesn’t plan on holding back. “I’m known to be a little bit honest and a little bit direct, but I think that’s my role as a judge in this,” she revealed. “I want to see people improved. It’s never with a malicious intent. It’s because I’ve been on the other side and I do want to be able to give criticism that they can take and learn and grow from.”
Sounds like this season is definitely going to be one to watch!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who are you excited to see dance? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Written by Caitlin Beck, Reporting by Russ Weakland