ABC?s dance reality show Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Season 23 is almost here and speculations are rife as to the celebrities who would be joining the latest season.
The first eight professional dancers who are set to appear in Season 23 of the show were announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, August 23. The list included Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Sasha Farber and Gleb Savchenko.
It was revealed that the remaining Dancing pros as well as the 13 celebrity contestants will be announced on August 30, 2016 on GMA.
However, several of the show?s new cast looks like they are already confirmed and there are rumors abound about several others. Though ABC hasn?t responded to any of the speculations, some of the cast members discussed are definitely set to appear on the show.
The model turned VH1 talk show host Amber Rose seems confirmed to appear on DWTS Season 23, according to various reports. Rumours of her joining the show were fuelled earlier when a photo of Amber in a purple glitzy dress alongside pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was leaked by a fan on Twitter.
Hollywood Life has learned that Beverley Mitchell, 34, will be joining the show and her dancing partner will be Artem Chigvintsev. The show?s official Instagram posted a photo of Artem with caption ?Hint: @theartemc?s partner is a published author, released a country album, and started acting when she was 9! Who is she?? It appears the hints point out to Mitchell.
The Brady Bunch actress is also speculated to join the cast of DWTS after the same official Instagram post was used by ETOnline as a clue pointing to the 60-year old McCormick.
Rumors of General Hospital star Emma Samms joining the show have been going on since her cryptic tweet that she had big news that she couldn’t announce yet. Then DWTS co-host Tom Bergeron replied to the tweet with a smiley face and a glass of wine emoji which fueled the rumors.
Derek and Julianne Hough
Both Hough siblings are both heading back to the show with Derek as a pro and Julianne returning once again as a judge. Derek has won six trophies most recently with Bindi Irwin in Season 21 and Julianne will be returning for her third season as a DWTS judge after sitting out Season 22.
The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher after impressing people in the dating reality show is set to show her dancing skills as she is also believed to be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars? new season.
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Kenneth ?Babyface? Edmonds is set to compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy with pro Allison Holker as his partner, reports Us Magazine. Edmonds is a famed singer and music producer known for writing hits for major musicians such as Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Ariana Grande.
Jake T. Austin
The former Disney Channel and The Fosters star Jake T. Austin is ?100 percent set? to join the DWTS S23, according to ETOnline.
The Olympic gold medallist who recently got involved in an international controversy in Brazil is also said to be joining as a new cast.
ET Online confirmed that Little Women: LA star Terra Jol? has signed on for Season 23. The 36-year-old just gave birth to her second child, son Grayson Vincent, earlier this month.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is among those rumored to be joining the 2016 season of DWTS. However, Giudice?s lawyer has repeatedly denied these rumors.
Apparently, ABC producers were eyeing Olympic champion Simone Biles to join the cast. However, Biles told E!Online that though she would love to join the show, her schedule is too busy for now. ?I would really love to do it in the spring if that?s possible,? she said.
Us Magazine has reported that?Olympic gold medalist and gymnast Laurie Hernandez has too been confirmed to join the show.
The all-new Dancing with the Stars Season 23 premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.