Dancing With the Stars is back! After taking a hiatus, the hit reality competition is returning for its highly-anticipated 28th season on Sept. 16. The full cast was revealed Aug. 21 live during Good Morning America. The ABC series has been hinting that they’ve gotten some very big names for season 28 and they did not disappoint. Although the celebrities for DWTS season 28 were announced, their professional partners were not announced just yet.
Days prior to the official announcement, ABC began teasing the cast on their official Instagram page. Photos were posted of the celebs but their faces weren’t shown. The cryptic captions only added to the mystery. One Instagram photo’s caption read, “Can you figure it out? She’s a queen on stage already – Can’t wait to see how she does in the #DWTS ballroom.” Another was captioned, “This star has legendary ball skills. He’s ready to WORK for the Mirrorball trophy!”
Lamar Odom, 39, former NBA player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian
Hannah Brown, 24, star of The Bachelorette season 15
Karamo Brown, 38, star of Queer Eye
Ally Brooke, 26, a singer and former member of Fifth Harmony
Christie Brinkley, 65, supermodel and actress
James Van Der Beek, 42, actor best known for playing Dawson Leery on the hit series Dawson’s Creek
Kate Flannery, 55, actress best known for her role as Meredith on The Office
Kel Mitchell, 40, actor best known for Kenan & Kel and All That
Lauren Alaina, 24, country singer
Ray Lewis, 44, former NFL player
Sean Spicer, 47, former White House Press Secretary
Mary Wilson, 75, singer and founding member of the Supremes
Hannah is ready to start a new chapter after her Bachelorette drama. She may not have found everlasting love, but you know this beauty queen is going to slay in the ballroom. Following the cast announcement, host Tom Bergeron voiced his concern about Sean being a celebrity contestant.
Some thoughts about today pic.twitter.com/aCQ4SHrGCI
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) August 21, 2019
Dancing With the Stars season 28 will air Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Tom will be back as the host, along with judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli.