A long time ago, the dance pros usurped, arguably, the popularity of the stars who sign up for the ABC dance reality series. Now, fans of the show are learning which professional dancers are coming back to Dancing With the Stars for Season 29.
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Here are the returning pros, in alphabetical order: Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten (who won the mirrorball trophy with Bachelorette star Hannah Brown last season), Sharna Burgess (mirrorball champion), Cheryl Burke (two-time mirrorball champion), Val Chmerkovskiy (two-time mirrorball champion), Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson (mirrorball champion), Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd (two-time mirrorball champion), Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater (mirrorball champion).
Additionally, the show is welcoming two new dance pros who will instruct and guide celebrities throughout the competition. They are Britt Stewart and Daniella Karagach.
Not returning to the series is longtime host Tom Bergeron. Taking over his hosting duties is Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model). Also not returning to the show is host Erin Andrews.
No word yet on who the celebrity cast will be. It’s been a while since a familiar face from the soap world graced the ballroom floor. General Hospital star Kelly Monaco (Sam) was the show’s first mirrorball champion.
Other daytime actors who’ve competed on the show include Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan, All My Children), Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, AMC), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH), Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan, AMC), Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, Days of our Lives), and Ian Ziering (ex-Cameron, Guiding Light; ex-Steve, Beverly Hills 90210).
Last season, DWTS averaged 9.1 million Total Viewers after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms. No official word on who the judges will be, however, it is expected that Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli will return as judges. Dancing With the Stars returns on Monday, September 14 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
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