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Several of the popular dancers including Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough will return to the show to pair with the new round of celebrities.


Two Olympians, a former governor and a rapper-turned-contractor will try to dance their way into America’s hearts.

The cast of Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” was revealed Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America.”

Vying for the Mirror Ball trophy this time around are:

— Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte

— Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez

— Former “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick

— Talk show host Amber Rose

— “Little Women: LA” reality star Terra Jole

— Former “Taxi” star Marilu Henner

— Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

— Former child star Jake T. Austin

— Former pro football player Calvin Johnson

— Super producer and recording artist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

— Former rapper Vanilla Ice

— Race car driver James Hinchcliffe

— Country singer Jana Kramer

“I think it’s time to hang up my Speedos and put on my dancing shoes,” Lochte said Tuesday morning on “GMA.” “I’m going to treat this kind of like going into the Olympics.”

The new gig comes at a good time for Lochte, who returned from the Olympics under a dark cloud over lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Four major sponsors walked away from him.



Article Courtesy of CNN and WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

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