‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 20 celebrity cast announced

The new season is being billed as the biggest ever

(WRIC) – After months of guessing and speculation, ‘Good Morning America’ revealed the celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Tuesday morning.

Television icon Suzanne Somers, music great Patti LaBelle, football star Michael Sam and Olympian Nastia Liukin are among those getting ready to cha cha their way to the dance floor for the first time.

The less well-known star participating this is U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway. The Iraq War veteran lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an IED attack. He’s bringing his inspirational story of overcoming all the odds to the ballroom.

“Shark Tank” mogul Robert Herjavec, “Hunger Games” actress Willow Shields, artist-actress Rumer Willis, “Party Rock Anthem” singer Redfoo and R5 singer-songwriter Riker Lynch will also be vying for the Mirror Ball this season.

Charlotte McKinney is another fresh face on this season’s cast. McKinney is the model who shot to fame in a racy Super Bowl ad for Carl’s Jr.

See the list of season 20 celebrities and their pro partners below:

Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
Patti LaBelle with Artem Chigvintsev
Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
RedFoo with Emma Slater
Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
Rumer Willis with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Fan favorites Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Tony Dovolani are officially back for season 20 of the hit show, which premieres March 16.

The lineup also includes Kym Johnson, who left “DWTS” in 2013 after winning twice with Donny Osmond and Hines Ward. Also returning after a hiatus is Sharna Burgess, who made it to the season 18 semifinals with Olympian ice dancer Charlie White, and said she’s ready to “dive in head first and eat up the whole experience.”

Reigning pro champ, Whitney Carson, who won season 19 with her celebrity partner Alfonso Ribeiro, will take to the dance floor again to defend her title, along with a few more familiar faces from season 19, Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev and Allison Holker.

The new season is being billed as the biggest ever. Producers will bring back Disney and Latin theme nights and introduce a new Spring Break special night.

Another new element is the addition of all-access cameras in the rehearsal studios, which will be made available on a live stream.

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