Dancing With The Stars Cast Revealed – the cast for the next series of Dancing With The Stars was announced this morning live on US breakfast show Good Morning America.
The celebrity cast for the new series includes 4 sports stars, a tv reality star, 2 comedians, 2 singers and a Disney tv star.
One celebrity that received quite a lot of attention today when the cast was announced is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa has been more than a little mysterious about her age but the accepted figure for the former Baywatch babe is generally thought to be 52-years old.
Before she found fame and a not inconsiderable fortune in the US Lisa lived in the UK (she was born in London) and she can be seen making an appearance in the 1982 video for ABC’s single Poison Arrow.
The other new Dancing With The Stars competitor to get plenty of attention is 26-year old singer and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler. Kellie is best categorised as a country singer and although she has gone on to sell plenty of albums and singles since her 2006 break on American Idol she is no doubt hoping that a good run on the dance show will increase her public profile. Kellie is a former Miss America contestant and her most famous comment on American Idol came when she said that she thought Europe was a country. Thankfully for Kellie Dancing With The Stars doesn’t have a general knowledge round!
Other contestants on the new series include country music star Wynonna Judd, comedian Andy Dick, welterweight boxer and politician Victor Ortiz, soap star Ingo Rademacher from tv’s General Hospital, figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill and Zendaya Coleman from the Disney Channel’s Shale It Up.
The new series will be hosted again by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet and begins on 18 March on ABC. As always the judging panel will include our own Strictly Come Dancing judges, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman as well as US judge Carrie Ann Inaba.