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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 22: What You Need to Know about the Cast

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 22: What You Need to Know about the Cast

Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars is less than a week away, and the new cast has been announced! Fans of the show have been looking into this season's competition and have already picked their favorites to win. We got to know the stars that will be learning to ballroom-dance from some of the best dancers and choreographers in the business so you can make your pick for Mirror Ball Trophy winner.


Ginger Zee



The Good Morning, America weather anchor will be taking the floor with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The 35-year-old mother of one will be trading in chatter of snowfall and wind gusts for some salsa and cha-cha-cha!


Antonio Brown



One of this season’s athletes on Dancing with the Stars is Antonio Brown. Dancing with the super-hot Sharna Burgess, Brown will put his athleticism to the test. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is already a favorite!


Doug Flutie



This former quarterback will be getting loose with Karina Smirnoff. The former NFLer might be in good shape, but at age 53 he very likely might find these dance routines challenging for him.


Wanya Morris



This Boys II Men band member may have a sweet voice, but will his dancing skills keep him in the competition? Wanya Morris will be taking the floor with blonde beauty Lindsay Arnold.


Von Miller



The Super Bowl MVP agreed to join Dancing with the Stars this season and has been paired up with Mirror Ball champ Witney Carson. The Denver Broncos linebacker is still high off his Super Bowl win, but he’s going to need to be super-focused on learning his complicated choreography over the next few weeks.


Nyle Dimarco



Paired with the newly engaged, Peta Murgatroyd, this sexy model and actor is ready for a challenge. Nyle Dimarco is deaf, which will make his musicality more difficult. While you might think that Dancing with the Stars would be impossible for someone like Dimarco, he is ready to prove people wrong. “I’m looking forward to changing the world’s perspective on deaf people … that we actually can dance to [music] and you don’t have to be able to hear,” he said recently, according to Just Jared.


Jodie Sweetin



The Fuller House star will be heating things up with Keo Motsepe. Taking after her on-screen big sis, Candace Cameron Bure (who danced with Mark Ballas on Season 18), Sweetin is an early favorite.


Mischa Barton



Perhaps one of the biggest names to join Dancing with the Stars, Mischa Barton has been paired up with the super-sexy Artem Chigvintsev. According to Mail Online, The O.C. actress has been taking her dog to her DWTS rehearsals!


Marla Maples



Marla Maples is already making headlines, but not because of her dancing skills. The actress was once married to Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. According to People Magazine, The Donald is in complete support of his ex. “I think it is wonderful. I am very happy for her and think she will do very well,” he said. We’ll see if her partner, Tony Dovolani, can make her into a dancer!


Paige VanZant



This mixed-martial artist has some serious moves, but can she dance? Paige VanZant has been paired with Mark Ballas, who will undoubtedly be pushing her to her limits on Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.


Kim Fields



From Housewives to DWTS! Kim Fields has left Atlanta to join Sasha Farber on the dance floor.


Geraldo Rivera



He may have come in second place on The Celebrity Apprentice, but Geraldo Rivera wants to win Dancing with the Stars! Paired with Edyta Sliwinska, Geraldo will be ready to shimmy in no time. In a recent interview with Hollywood Life, the journalist talked about what fans can expect from him on the show. He said that he has wanted to do DWTS for quite some time and that he is most looking forward to the “Latin dances.”