The 2016 Season 22 cast for ABCs Dancing With the Stars was revealed this morning on Good Morning America. All twelve contestants and their partners who will be choreographing routines and teaching them to waltz, tango and jive were there in Times Square as the live announcement was made. There are "stars" from very different backgrounds- football, acting, and even the ex-wife of a presidential nominee. Who will be favored to win the coveted mirrorball trophy? Here's the complete list.
As was announced about a week ago, Nyle DiMarco, Kim Fields, Paige VanZant, and Jodie Sweetin will be taking to the ballroom floor. DiMarco(26), was a winner of America's Next Top Model, and also happens to be deaf. Fans of Switched at Birth may also recognize him as Garrett. He will be paired with Peta Murgatroyd.
80s kids will recognize Kim Fields(46) from The Facts of Life, and she is currently on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Her partner is Sasha Farber.
Paige VanZant (21) is a mixed martial artist known as "12 Gauge" in the UFC. She has a dancing background, growing up in the dance studio her parents owned. Her partner, Mark Ballas, might have an easy time teaching her, but we know it takes fans to keep them afloat, too.
Jodie Sweetin (34), is well-known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in Full House, and currently in the reboot of Fuller House. She will be following in her tv sister's footsteps. Jodie also has some dance experience, and her popularity, along with her partner Keo Motsepe, could take her far.
There will be two NFL football players joining the cast this season. Actually, three if we're counting retired ones. Von Miller (26), Super Bowl 50's MVP is a linebacker for the Denver Broncos. He will be dancing with Witney Carson. Antonio Brown (27) will be dancing with Sharna Burgess. Antonio Brown plays as a wide receiver and punt returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Doug Flutie (53) has played for many different teams, but finished his career with the New England Patriots. He is currently the lead analyst for NBC Sports Group's coverage of Notre Dame Football. Karina Smirnoff will be teaching him his moves.
Marla Maples (52) is well known as an actress and musical artist. She hosted The Miss U.S.A and The Miss Universe Pageant. She is familiar with Tom Bergeron, as they co-hosted Fox After Breakfast. She may be well-known the most as the ex-wife of Donald Trump. Hopefully, Tony Dovolani will be a better partner for her.
Mischa Barton (30) is an actress known for her roles in Notting Hill and The Sixth Sense. She is currently working in an independent film called Father. She will be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev.
We'll need a musician, of course, and this season it will be Wanya Morris (42), known as one of the original members of the R and B group, Boyz II Men. He'll be partnered with Lindsay Arnold.
Geraldo Rivera (72), will be the oldest contestant on Dancing With the Stars this season. He is known for his broadcast journalism role, currently on the FOX news channel. He'll be busy dancing and covering the election this season. His partner is Edyta Sliwinska.
Ginger Zee (35) didn't have to go far to be on the show this morning. She is Good Morning America's chief meteorologist. She's won an Emmy award. How far can Valentin Chmerkovskiy take her to get her another trophy?
It looks like there will be no Bachelor stars this season, as some had hoped. The list is very much different than rumors reported a few months ago. We won't be seeing an eleven-year-old, Robert Irwin, take the floor- at least this season. Maybe when he's a bit older. In the meantime, which stars is your favorite? Don't forget to watch the premiere of season 22's Dancing With the Stars at 8 p.m. EST on March 21st.