'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25: Meet the Celebrity Cast
Hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars" commences its 25th season on September 18, Monday at 8 pm (EST). Tom Bergeron, who has been with the show since the beginning, will be returning to co-host "Dancing With the Stars" alongside Erin Andrews.
Two-time show champion Julianne Hough will not be coming back as a judge this season, says Us Weekly. But Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tolioni will be back holding the score paddles once more. Also returning are dance pros Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke after skipping a few seasons notes the Mercury News.
The cast of celebrities joining "Dancing With the Stars" season 25 includes stars from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and business. There's a married couple, Nick, and Vanessa Lachey, who will be competing against each other. There's a former Paralympics athlete, Victoria Arlen, who had been paralyzed from the waist down for almost a decade before regaining the ability to walk in 2016. Here from ABC is a list of the celebrities and their dance pro partners:
Victoria Arlen, 22, is an ESPN sportscaster and former Paralympian swimmer. She competed for the U.S. in the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, taking home one gold and three silver medals. Arlen could not walk, much less dance, for nearly a decade of her life, but she managed to regain the use of her legs last year. In season 25, she will be dancing with pro Val Chmerkovskiy.
Nikki Bella, 33, is the star of "Total Bellas" and a professional wrestler who appears on "WWE SmackDown Live." She is partnered with dance pro Artem Chigvintsev.
Barbara Corcoran, 68, is a businesswoman and investor best known for her appearances as a "Shark" on ABC's "Shark Tank." Her dance pro partner is Keo Motsepe.
Derek Lamar Fisher, 43, is the head coach of the New York Knicks and a former NBA basketball player who did two stints with the LA Lakers. He is matched up with dance pro Sharna Burgess.
Jordan Fisher, 23, is a singer and actor who appears in the Broadway musical "Hamilton." His dance partner will be Lindsay Arnold.
Debbie Gibson, 47, is a pop singer-songwriter known for her '80s hit albums "Out of the Blue" and "Electric Youth." She is partnered with new dance pro Alan Bersten.
Nick Lachey, 43, is a singer and actor. He was the lead singer of the boy band "98 Degrees." His partner on the show is Peta Murgatroyd.
Vanessa Lachey, 36, is a fashion model and television personality. Lachey was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1998. She is married to Nick Lachey. She is dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is married to Peta Murgatroyd.
Frankie Muniz, 31, is a race car driver and actor best known for his role as Malcolm in the 2000-2006 TV series "Malcolm in the Middle." His pro dancer partner is Witney Carson.
Terrell "T.O." Owens, 43, is a former NFL star who played for the San Francisco 49ers. His partner is Cheryl Burke.
Sasha Pieterse, 21, is a singer and actress. She had a lead role on the TV drama "Pretty Little Liars" from 2010 to 2017. Pieterse will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko.
Drew Scott, 39, is a realtor and entrepreneur. He appears as the co-host on the Canadian reality TV series "Property Brothers." His partner is dance pro, Emma Slater.
Lindsey Stirling, 30, is a violinist and YouTube star. She has released three studio albums, with a fourth, "Warmer In The Winter," set for release in October. Stirling's partner is Mark Ballas.