The Dancing With the Stars season 23 cast has been revealed. ABC made it official with the contestants coming together on Tuesday, Aug. 30 on Good Morning America.
The cast includes Olympian (and scandal-maker) Ryan Lochte Laurie Hernandez and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Locthe said he joined the show as a way to move on from his Rio scandal.
“It’s been—the past 2 weeks have been the lowest point of my life…Fans, my family, my friends have all been really positive, keeping me going…I want to put that behind me. I’m never one to dwell on the past,” he said on GMA. “I just want to move forward…Everyone’s got to be sick and tired of hearing about this, I know I am. I just want to move forward and…put on my dancing shoes. At least try to.”
“I’m definitely really excited. This is completely new for me. I think it’s time for me to hang up my speedo and put on my dancing shoes,” he said later in the show. So can he dance? “No, I can’t. I’m starting from scratch. This is a new experience. I’m going to treat this like going into the Olympics…”
Dancing with the Stars
Jake T. Austin
And the pro pairings:
Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Amber Rose
Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Laurie Hernandez
Artem Chigvintsev & Maureen McCormick
Sasha Farber & Terra Jole
Derek Hough & Marilu Henner
Witney Carson & Vanilla Ice
Lindsay Arnold & Calvin Johnson
Jenna Johnson & Jake T. Austin
Allison Holker & Babyface
Sharna Burgess & James Hinchcliffe
Emma Slater & Rick Perry
Cheryl Burke & Ryan Lochte
Gleb Savchenko & Jana Kramer