dwts season 17 cast

Woo-hoo! The long wait is finally over, you guys! After weeks of speculation and rumors, the Dancing With the Stars season 17 cast was just announced on Good Morning America. Now it's time to get excited about the premiere of the show on Monday, September 16.

And while a few names on the list were totally expected, based on some of the buzz that's been going around lately as far as casting goes -- there are also a few faces we weren't anticipating, but are pleasantly surprised to see, nonetheless. I have to say -- this is one really hot group!

Ok, ok, I'll cut to the chase.

The DWTS season 17 cast is ...

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi -- pro partner Sasha Farber

Keyshawn Johnson -- pro partner Sharna Burgess

Valerie Harper -- pro partner Tristan MacManus

Brant Daugherty -- pro partner Peta Murgatroyd

Christina Milian -- pro partner Mark Ballas

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" -- pro partner Tyne Stecklein

Elizabeth Berkley -- pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy

Corbin Bleu -- pro partner Karina Smirnoff

Amber Riley -- pro partner Derek Hough

Bill Engvall -- pro partner Emma Slater

Jack Osbourne -- pro partner Cheryl Burke

Leah Remini -- pro partner Tony Dovolani

So, what do you think? Personally, I'm most excited about Snooki, because, well DUH, and Elizabeth Berkley -- because who doesn't love Jessie Spano?!? And I can't help but be interested in how Valerie Harper will wind up faring -- she'll be an inspiration for sure.

What do you think of the new DWTS cast? And who will you be rooting for?

 

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