Dancing with the Stars 2023 line-up REVEALED: Britney Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn gets set to go head-to-head with Kyle Richards’ estranged husband Mauricio Umansky and ex-Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix
- The official cast for the 32nd season was confirmed on Good Morning America
- Bachelorette star Charity Lawson and singer Jason Mraz have also signed up
- The ABC competition show returns on September 26
The full line-up for the 32nd season was announced on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning America ahead of the grand return of the ABC competition series on September 26.
‘We’re going to have a lot of fun,’ Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air alum Alfonso teased. ‘This whole season is about letting all of these incredible celebrities shine and really just have their moment in the sun and just enjoy it.’
Here is the this year’s cast and professional line-up in full.
Jamie Lynn Spears – off the back of her public feud with her sister Britney Spears
Britney Spears‘ sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 32, announced her place in the competition was confirmed on Tuesday.
When asked who her biggest threat is out of the all-star cast, she said: ‘Honestly, I think that I’m fan of everyone here.
‘It’s just inspiring to get a chance to dance with them. I’ll probable my biggest enemy when it comes to this.
‘I just think if I can get out of my own head and enjoy the experience with everyone here, that will be a win for me.’
Jamie Lynn is dancing with professional Latin and ballroom dancer Alan Bersten, 29.
Mauricio Umansky – following his separation from his wife Kyle Richards
Mauricio Umansky, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, has been paired with Emma Slater, 34.
Instead of selling houses, the Buying Beverly Hills star, 53, is hoping to bring down the house with his stellar moves.
‘Reality is these dance moves are on fire,’ he teased.
While Mauricio is reportedly split from his wife of 27 years, he has revealed that she will be supporting him throughout the competition.
Speaking on GMA, he said: ‘We can definitely expect the family cheering me on. We were all on family vacation in Italy and they were so excited.
‘My girls, my wife, everybody is going to be there. We’re gonna have a ton of fun.’
Ariana Madix – in the wake of her Love Island stint
Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix is trading out the drama for dance with professional dancer Pasha Pashkov, 38.
The 38-year-old television personality shared the news that she’d signed up to the show last month in a video that aired on GMA.
‘This season on Dancing with the Stars, we are going absolutely mad — mad for Madix,’ former pro-dancer and current judge Derek Hough said at the start of the clip.
Ariana then playfully jumped into the frame and added: ‘I will be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars this season!’
Taking to Instagram, Ariana added that she is ‘overwhelmed with gratitude to be on season 32.’
‘I already won with the best partner and teacher ever,’ she penned. ‘I cant wait to work hard and learn all I can. I hope to make you all proud.’
Ariana’s dancing venture comes after she made a surprise appearance in the Love Island villa in July.
Tyson Beckford – who once engaged in a bitter spat with Kim Kardashian
American model Tyson Beckford ruled the runway for decades – and now he’s hoping to rule the ballroom.
The 52-year-old, known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model, is no stranger to the world of television, having hosted both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel.
‘Dancing with the Stars, get ready,’ Tyson teased in the cast reveal video.
He has been paired with Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer Jenna Johnson, 29.
In 2018, Tyson was slammed by Kim Kardashian, 42, after he wrote insulting comments about her body on Instagram.
After a paparazzi picture of the reality star was posted online the model criticized Kim’s figure, writing that she’s ‘not real’ and that the ‘doctor f***ed up’.
Adrian Peterson – who has DENIED rumors he’s retiring from NFL
American football running back Adrian Peterson might be one of the greatest running backs in football history, but does he have what it takes to win the Mirrorball?
The 38-year-old athlete is taking on his next big game – Dancing with the Stars – with professional dancer Britt Stewart, 33.
Speaking on GMA, he teased that he might be bringing some of his football moves to the dance floor – specifically the ‘in and out’.
Speaking to Fort Worth Star-Telegram in May, he said he will not be making any such announcement this season, in hopes of landing with an NFL team.
‘Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up,’ he said. ‘We’ll see what happens. My mindset is, if God’s willing maybe an opportunity presents itself and maybe it happens this season… But nothing happens this season. For sure, I will be hanging it up.’
Barry Williams – who once rubbished rumors he had an AFFAIR with his on-screen mom in The Brady Bunch
Actor Barry Williams, known for his role as the eldest of the Brady sons, Greg Brady, on the ABC television series The Brady Bunch, has signed up for this year’s competition.
The 68-year-old star, who has been partnered with Peta Murgatroyd, 37, showed off his hip motion during Wednesday’s GMA while revealing that his wife Tina Mahina was a professional hula dancer
‘She has moves that I will never learn!’ he giggled.
Barry once took his on-screen mom, Florence Henderson, on a date.
‘It wasn’t that I sought to bed her,’ he told People in 2016. ‘I just wanted to spend time with her.’
Charity Lawson – fresh after her engagement to Dotun Olubeko
The Bachelorette’s Charity Lawson is hoping to nab the famous Mirrorball Trophy in Season 32.
The 27-year-old confirmed her place in the competition last month via Instagram and has already been showing off behind-the-scenes footage of her training.
‘Honestly, there’s a little bit of pressure, but I’m here to have fun and really challenge myself,’ she said on GMA.
Charity has been matched with Russian professional dancer, Artem Chigvintsev, 41, who specializes in Latin dancing.
Her appearance on Dancing with the Stars comes weeks after Charity’s fiancé Dotun Olubeko proposed in the three-hour Bachelorette finale.
Harry Jowsey – who has RULED OUT sleeping around after bedding over 200 women
Too Hot To Handle heartthrob Harry Jowsey, 26, has signed up and will be competing with new professional dancer Rylee Arnold, 18.
Speaking on GMA, the Netflix reality star described his dance rehearsals as an ’embarrassing mess… a little bit like my life.’
Harry also begged his fans on Instagram to ‘please wish me luck’, which further suggested he’s a little apprehensive about his dancing skills.
Harry’s place in the competition comes months after he revealed he doesn’t want to ‘sleep around’ anymore and is looking for a ‘normal’ girl to settle down with.
He added he ‘made so many mistakes’ in his past relationships and is ready to apply the lessons he learned.
Jason Mraz – who is learning to embrace his queer identity
I’m Yours hitmaker Jason Mraz is trading the recording studio for the ballroom – and he’s already getting his groove on.
‘I’m dancing everywhere,’ the 46-year-old singer divulged. ‘I’m so happy to be here. This is such a thrill.’
Jason has been partnered with professional dancer Daniella Karagach, 30, who has described the singer as a ‘rock star’.
‘I can’t wait to watch your journey unfold,’ she exclaimed in a post on Instagram.
Jason’s place comes as he continues his journey to embrace his queer identity.
‘I feel like I’m not trying to hide anymore from who I maybe didn’t want to be, and now I’m excited to be somebody that I could be,’ he told Advocate last month.
Lele Pons – following her stint on Masked Singer
YouTube sensation Lele Pons, 27, has been matched up with professional dancer Brandon Armstrong, 29.
‘Honestly, I have never done anything like this, so I love it,’ she said. ‘I’m meeting so many new friends here.
‘It’s been so much fun. This is what I love. I love meeting new people. I love this. It’s like a family at the end. I’m grateful.’
This isn’t Lele’s first television venture this year, with the influencer having hidden under the Jackalope costume on the Masked Singer.
Matt Walsh – who has teased a Veep reunion
Veep star Matt Walsh is trading the White House for Dancing with the Stars.
‘I’m not just a pretty face, I’m actually a really good dancer,’ he joked in the cast reveal video. ‘Get ready.’
For those not familiar with Veep, Emmy nominated actor Matt, 58, has also appeared in films such as Road Trip (2000), Bad Santa (2003), School for Scoundrels (2006), Role Models (2008), The Hangover (2009) and The Do-Over (2016).
Matt is dancing with 26-year-old professional dancer Koko Iwasaki.
Speaking to Deadline in March, Matt, who played the White House press secretary Mike McLintock in Veep. teased a possible reunion.
‘I know everybody would do it, there’s always been talk of a movie.’
Mira Sorvino – months after she called out the Oscars for snubbing her late dad
Mira Sorvino has signed up to Dancing with the Stars and will be waltzing through the competition with Gleb Savchenko, 29.
Speaking on Wednesday’s GMA, the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion actress, 55, said that her co-star Lisa Kudrow, 60, would say that she is ‘very brave’ for taking on the challenge.
Mira’s appearance on the competition series comes seventh months after her late father Paul Sorvino – who died aged 83 in July 2022 – was snubbed from the Oscars 2023 In Memoriam segment.
At the time, she said left feeling ‘hurt and shocked’ by the move, adding that it was ‘baffling beyond belief that my beloved father and many other amazing brilliant departed actors were left out’.
Xochitl Gomez – who has been tipped as Marvel’s next big star
Xochitl Gomez is the youngest celebrity in the competition at just 17 years old.
The Marvel star appeared in the 2022 blockbuster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch.
When asked how being a superhero compares to hitting the dance floor, Xochitl said: ‘Being a superhero. It’s a movie. You can do as many takes as you can.’
But is she nervous? ‘I don’t know, not too much,’ she shared. ‘I’m just here to have fun.’
Xochitl has been partnered with two-time winner Val Chmerkovskiy, a 39-year-old Ukrainian-American professional dancer.
Last year, the youngster was tipped to be Marvel’s next big thing after it was revealed her Doctor Strange role was written for her off the back of her wowing casting directors.
Alyson Hannigan – Sasha Farber
How I Met Your Mother’s Alyson Hannigan has been paired with Sasha Farber, 41.
The 49-year-old actress, who also starred in the American Pie franchise with Jason Biggs, revealed she kept her place on the line-up completely schtum .
‘I kept things under wraps very seriously,’ Alyson admitted. ‘I didn’t even tell one of my best friends.
‘I just texted her last night saying, “watch GMA tomorrow”.’