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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