Two-time champ is back – and come Sept. 15, she’ll be vying for the mirror ball trophy alongside soap star Sabato Jr. Recognize that chiseled face you The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital fans? You might not recognize his bod, though; Burke said she’s been busy “whip[ping] my partner into shape!”
She’s already a double-threat – competing in both the winter and summer Olympics – so can Jones become a triple-threat by winning DWTS? “I can’t wait to dance with @keodancer on @DancingABC,” she Tweeted shortly after Thursday’s announcement. “Well I can wait. We need to practice.”
The wild fashion designer, known for her ultra-girly, over-the-top designs, will strut her stuff (and hopefully give us a signature cartwheel or two!) alongside longtime pro Dovolani. Reasons to root for her: she’s 72, and her outfits are guaranteed to be fabulous!
Chong of Cheech & Chong and That ’70s Show fame will be kicking up his 76-year-old heels – and if this promo photo is any indication, he’s ready to dance. We expect lots of psychedelic performances with pro Murgatroyd.
If you like his moves, just tell him they’re “so fetch!” The former Mean Girls heartthrob teams up with Emmy-nominated newcomer Holker – and things are already going well. “I love working with my partner,” Holker teased on Twitter.
The retired UFC champion and The Expendables star will certainly have strength on his side when he joins longtime pro Smirnoff. One fan who will be rooting for the two? Smirnoff’s pooch – who is also named Randy!
The professional race car driver and two-time Daytona 500 winner is ready to rev things up on the dance floor alongside pro Slater. “My partner? I ADORE him. You’ll fall in love with him too,” Slater hinted on Twitter.
He can talk the talk but can he dance the dance? The talk show host and author joins the fiery red head, who can’t wait to be back on the show. “Beautiful people I’m so excited to be able to finally tell you… IM BACK!” she Tweeted last week.
Don’t underestimate this Back to the Future star. Her IMDB bio says she performed in more than 45 ballets as a teen until being told by dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov that she was “a beautiful dancer but too stocky.” Now she has a chance to live out her dreams. “Bring it on!” partner Chigvintsev posted on Twitter.