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‘DWTS’ Season 29: Meet the New Cast!

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The wait is over! Dancing With The Stars finally made the announcement of the list of celebrities competing in the upcoming season. This will be Season 29 of the ABC hit dance competition. Amid earlier reports of having trouble finding celebrities, ABC made the cast announcement on Good Morning America.

Did Fans Get Their James Corden Dream? 

Ahead of the announcement, ABC posted several ‘teaser’ videos on their social media. One of the videos included the clues of a microphone and a car. Fans immediately thought of James Corden and his “Carpool Karaoke.” Other fans thought the clues pointed at rumored contestant, rapper Nelly.

So, will fans get their wish for James Corden on Season 29 of DWTS?

No, sorry, Karaoke fans! Nelly will be competing on DWTS, not the CBS talk show host.

But there IS a talk show host. The Real’s Jeannie Mai will break out her dance shoes. 

Complete List of Season 29 Celebrities Contestants

Several of the DWTS celebrity names already leaked turned out to be true. Joining Nelly for Season 29 of DWTS are:

Vernon Davis (NFL player)

Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives)

Chrishell Stause (Netflix’s Selling Sunset)

Monica Aldama (Netflix’s Cheer coach)

Anne Heche (Men in Trees)

Nev Shulman (host of MTV’s Catfish)

Kaitlyn Bristowe (The Bachelorette)

AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys)

Skai Jackson (Disney Channel star)

Johnny Weir (Olympic figure skater)

Justine Machado (Netflix’s One Day at a Time)

Charles Oakley (basketball legend and former New York Knicks player)

Carole  Baskin (Netflix’s Tiger King)

New Host Just One Change Fans Can Expect on DWTS

Last month, Tom Bergeron SHOCKED fans with the news of his exit as host from DWTS. It seems ABC is taking the show in a new direction for the upcoming Season 29. Tom’s co-host, Erin Andrews, was also let go. 

While neither have spoken out with specifics, the impression fans get is that it wasn’t their decision to leave. 

ABC tapped former America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks as solo host of DWTS. Fans are threatening to boycott the ABC show, so the celebrities they’ve chosen better draw fans back in. 

In addition to a new host, the ballroom will look VERY different. Due to the coronavirus, live audiences will likely be scrapped. ABC has yet to specify how the show will work with social distancing and mask mandates. 

However, we do know that the pro dancers will be quarantined away from each other. That means married pro dancers will be spending the next few weeks apart. 

Are you happy with the celebrity choices for this season of DWTS? Tell us in the comments down below or let us know on our social media. 

Dancing With The Stars Season 29 debuts on Monday, September 14. 

Jennifer Havener

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