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'Dancing With The Stars' 2015 Fall Air Date, Season 21 Cast; Alek Skarlato, Paula Deen Are Latest to Confirm

( [email protected] ) Sep 02, 2015 11:18 AM EDT
Oscar-nominated actor Gary Busey has confirmed on Tuesday he would be joining this year's Dancing With The Stars Season 21 cast as one of the pro. Busey made the revelation while guesting at the Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Oscar-nominated actor Gary Busey has confirmed on Tuesday he would be joining this year's Dancing With The Stars Season 21 cast as one of the pro. Busey made the revelation while guesting at the Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Busey, who came on the show on a white horse, said he will be joining other stars who will compete with the latest season of Dancing With The Stars, reported, TVLine.

On Wednesday, ABC announced the final cast of DWTS Season 21 cast on Good Morning America, said the NY Daily News. This season's pros include American hero Alek Skarlato, disgraced TV chef Paula Deen, and Busey. Other season contestants, including TV personality Bindi Irwin, R&B icon Chaka Khan and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter have already been announced prior to the revelation on the morning show.

Deen commented on his participation, "This is the first time in a few years that I felt like my weight would allow me to participate.

The complete roster of those competing for the Mirror Ball trophy for the 21st edition of DWTS, which premieres on Sept. 14 on ABC are:

Paula Deen (celebrity chef), partner Louis Van Amstel

Gary Busey (actor), partner Anna Trebuskaya

Alek Skarlatos (French train hero), partner Lindsay Arnold

Bindi Irwin (daughter of "The Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin), partner Derek Hough

Chaka Khan (R&B icon), partner Keo Motsepe

Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys member), partner Sharna Burgess

Kim Zolciak (reality star), partner Tony Dovolani

Victor Espinoza (American Pharoah jockey), partner Karina Smirnoff

Tamar Braxton (reality star), partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Hayes Grier (Internet personality), partner Emma Slater

Alexa PenaVega (actress), partner Mark Ballas

Carlos PenaVega (actor), partner Witney Carson

Andy Grammer (singer), partner Allison Holker

Commenting on his return to the dance floor, Grammer expressed confidence he has a shot this season. He told Billboard, "I am definitely an underdog." "I am definitely an underdog on this show. There is no doubt about it. I don't know how to dance and I don't have any extra flexible skills. There is going to be a lot of molding. I still think I got a shot."

He added that he has started rehearsing for the dance competition to avoid conflict with his touring schedule,

"Honestly, I bit off more than I could chew and now I'm chewing really fast," Gammer joked. "Right now I'm in Minnesota and I just had a six-hour dance rehearsal. My partner is flying out to the shows with me, so I'm still pretty much touring and then going to make sure that I am home on Monday for the show every week."

Grammer appeared twice in Dancing With The Stars Season 20, performing his hit song Honey, I'm Good, which topped several charts including the Billboard Hot 100 chart reaching up to the top 9.

He continued, "The second time that I went and did the show there was a vibe, [and I thought]  maybe this would work." However, Grammer's mother passed away before he could compete on the show.

Grammer went on to say, "It just reminded me of my mom being there. She really loved to dance. [This was] one of her favorite things to watch on TV. I know she would have loved to have been a part of this to see it. That was one of the main reasons I decided to do the show."