ABC just revealed the celebrities competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars — and the names may surprise you!
The cast of the 27th season of DWTS, along with their pro dancer partners, appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming season.
Here are the season 27 pairings:
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
The on-air radio personality hosts the nationally syndicated radio show The Bobby Bones Show in Nashville and is a New York Times best-selling author. Bones, a 38-year-old Arkansas native, recently served as a mentor on ABC’s American Idol earlier this year.
In 2017, he became the youngest person to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
A former linebacker and defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys for nine seasons, Ware left the franchise in 2013 as the all-time leader in quarterback sacks. Playing for the Denver Broncos for three seasons, the Alabama native, 36, retired from the NFL in 2016.
Ware’s ex-wife, Taniqua Smith, previously suffered two miscarriages and later gave birth to their son, Omar, who was stillborn in 2006.
“I feel Omar out there with me, watching over me and protecting me,” he told the New York Times in 2008. “Sometimes, when I’m tired on the field, and I feel like I can’t go anymore, I just think, what if he had one more breath? What if all three did?”
The couple adopted their daughter, Marley, in 2008. Ware and Smith divorced in 2012.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Manheim, who rose to fame as the star of this year’s Disney Channel original movie Zombies, will be season 27’s youngest competitor at 17 years old. During an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday, the actor described his experience thus far to host Michael Strahan.
“Once we started getting going, it was nothing like I ever imagined,” he said of training with Carson. “It’s so much more difficult than I thought it would be.”
“I’ll be dancing with her and thinking I’m doing a really good job, and then I’ll look back at the video and I just look terrible,” he added with a laugh.
“I’m really excited,” Carson added. “This is my tenth season on the show and that’s a lucky number for me. He’s got the personality, he’s got some rhythm and that’s all we really need.”
“We have so much fun,” added Manheim. “I look forward to it every day. … But she is tough.”
Danielle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev
The 46-year-old American Alpine skier and Paralympian competed in the 2018 Winter Paralympics earlier this year. Umstead, who suffers from a genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, began skiing 18 years ago after losing her eyesight and, later, losing her mother to colon cancer in 1999.
“Through the sport of skiing, I’ve learned that anything is possible,” she said in her American Profile in 2014. “I can do anything; I just do it different from most people.”
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson
Though he was sent home on night one of the …read more