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Here's the Much-Awaited 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 29 Full Cast Lineup

Odette Odendaal
Sep 04, 2020
05:30 A.M.

"Dancing With The Stars" is swinging back onto television in less than two weeks, and the long-awaited names of the celebrities taking part in season 29 finally got released.

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Saving the names of the stars partaking in the brand new season of "Dancing With The Stars" until last, some of the dancing professionals already shared their excitement at returning.

However, the new season will also bring with it other new things, like a first among the professional dancing squad, and another first in the show's hosting department.

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CHANGES AFOOT

With fifteen new stars competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy, they will each do so with their very own professional dancer to lead the way.

This year, the team will boast with the first-ever black female dancing professional in addition to changes in the hosting department. Marking another first for the television show, Tyra Banks takes over hosting duties from Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews to do it all on her own.

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THE JUDGES

Tyra Banks is excited to be joining the team, as she's been a fan of the show since its very first season. On the judging panel Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Len Goodman will return, but the dancing professionals will have to abide by a new rule this season as well.

The team of professional dancers all have to quarantine apart, irrespective of whether the dancing pro is married to another pro. The rule was decided upon to prevent pros and their partners, both on the dance floor and at home, from getting eliminated in one swoop should one of them test positive for the novel coronavirus.

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THE STARS COMPETING THIS SEASON

"Good Morning America" revealed that Carole Baskin from "Tiger King" and rapper Nelly are just two of the stars that will be joining Super Bowl champ Vernon Davis and Jesse Metcalf in the race for the trophy.

Backstreet Boys heartthrob AJ McLean and "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe will also be putting their best feet forward. Ice skater Johnny Weir and NBA great Charles Oakley will also be competing, as will "The Real" co-host Jeannie Mai.

Jeannie Mai visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 11, 2019, in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Jeannie Mai visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 11, 2019, in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images.

To complete the interesting lineup of stars is the actress Anne Heche, Monica Aldama, Skai Jackson from the Disney Channel, Justina Machado, Nev Schulman, and Chrishell Stause from "Selling Sunset."

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BURGESS BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT

Even though Sharna Burgess didn't get to compete with a star during the previous season, she is excited to be back for season 29.

The professional dancer is a familiar face on the show, as she's appeared in 12 seasons and even helped one of her stars win the mirror ball trophy. Sharing her happiness on social media, Burgess said that she couldn't wait to get back onto the dance floor.

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