Dancing With The Stars has returned to TV screens and the full line-up has been revealed.
UK fans are waiting for Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to air in the coming months, but they can get their fix of the American dancing show in the meantime.
15 celebrities will be heading onto the glitzy dance floor in a bid to win the trophy and be the victor of the show's 29th series.
Here’s a look at the star-studded line-up as stars from Tiger King, Selling Sunset and Desperate Housewives sign on for the hit US dancing competition.
Tiger King star Carole Baskin will be making her way to the dance floor after her stint on the hit Netflix show.
She is determined to prove her character in a different light after nemesis Joe Exotic made several accusations against her.
About her debut on the show, she says: “The biggest thing for me is the longer my partner and I can stay in the running and in the competition it will keep the cats forefront in the viewers' eye, and to me that was where Tiger King missed the ball.”
She added: “It really should have been focused on the animals and I’m hoping Dancing with the Stars will do that. I am competitive but I am competitive with myself I want to do the very best that I can possibly do."
Selling Sunset star Chrishell found fame after appearing on the reality show which attracted lots of viewers during the lockdown.
She is set to show off her dance moves to viewers after becoming popular on the series.
Before being announced in the line-up, she said on Twitter: “I’ve never been this busy before! So many things I’m working on so I have been sucking on social media -So insert something witty here while I go take a nap."
Chart-topping US rapper Nelly is set to star in the new series.
He will bring the heat to the competition as he gets to show fans his dance moves, which he’s well-known for.
On Good Morning America he said he is up for the challenge.
He said: "I’m a Scorpio I feel like I can do anything so this is gonna be my biggest test yet, but I’m up for it," he laughed, adding, "I love competition and I think this is one that will set me apart from others if I can pull this one off only because I got two left feet, and probably two right ankles, so I’m trying to see where we can go with this thing."
Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean will show off his moves as he’s one of the 15 contestants who will take part.
The singer will he recognised by many fans as he was once in the successful boyband which launched in 1993.
AJ says his daughters “can’t wait” to watch him on the TV.
He revealed: “They are stoked — especially my oldest," he said. "She's been doing competitive dance now for the last two years and my youngest is obviously trying to follow in her big sis' footsteps, so they're both just elated."
He added: "It's going to be awesome for them to watch daddy cutting a jig on TV."
Canadian television star Kaitlyn, who is also a podcast host and ex spin instructor, is competing.
She is excited to star on the show, and said during her promo video she is "no longer accepting roses", but she'd be happy to take a few 10's from the judges.
Vernon Davis is an American football player who will be putting away his boots and waltzing to the dance floor.
Best known for his sports career, it will be a huge change for Vernon.
He said: “I may have a Super Bowl ring, but I need that mirror ball trophy.”
Meanwhile, actor Jesse Metcalfe will show viewers what moves he has in store when he appears on screen.
He is best known for playing John Rowland on hit US series Desperate Housewives and John Tucker in Joh Tucker Must Die.
He will appear alongside the other stars on the show.
Monica Aldama is confident she is going to win the show.
She is a cheerleading coach of the co-ed team at Navarro College in Texas.
The star announced: “This is the one competition I was born to win.”
Actress and director Anne Heche is another keen star to try and be crowned winner.
We can’t wait to see what moves she brings to the dance floor.
Ellen DeGeneres' ex-girlfriend is best known for her role in Donnie Brasco, Return to Paradise and Gracie's Choice.
She and TV talk show host Ellen dated for three years in 1997.
Skai Jackson is an 18-year-old actress who hopes to impress the judges and viewers.
She is best known for her role as Zuri Ross in Disney Channel’s Jessie and the sequel Bunk'd.
Skai has also released her own novel despite only being in her teens, showing just how determined the young star is.
Good luck Skai!
Justina Machado is popular for her roles in dancing and acting, including Netflix’s One Day at a Time.
She also appeared as Darci Factor in Jane the Virgin, and starred in Queen of the South, as well as Desperate Housewives.
She will star in this year’s series and is practising her skills ready for the show.
Jeannie Mai is a TV host and stylist, known for her work on the show How Do I Look?
The fashion expert frequently appears on showbiz programmes such as Entertainment Tonight and Extra TV.
She is hoping to impress judges with her moves when she stars on the show.
Nev Schumann is from MTV’s Catfish.
The star revealed he's "super excited" to join the show, jokingly adding he would have liked Max Joseph – who he worked with on Catfish – to be his dance partner.
Charles Oakley is a former basketball player who is going to star in this series.
He seems up for the challenge as he puts himself into something completely different.
Despite his towering height, Charles is determined to win over the judges to win the show.
American figure skater Johnny Weir is the final contestant in the star-studded line-up.
He is set to step onto the dance floor for the 29th series of the show.
•Dancing With The Stars airs tonight at 8pm in the US.
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