A whole new cast of celebrities are ready to waltz and salsa in front of millions of Americans for the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars.
The new celebrity cast that was revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday includes a dorky 90s TV character, a member of The View, and of course, a football player going from the gridiron to the ballroom. What would Dancing with the Stars be without a macho athlete trying to prove they conquer the ballroom?
The new cast includes Family Matters star Jaleel White, who famously played “Steve Urkel,” Green Bay Packers veteran wide receiver Donald Driver, Melrose Place and General Hospital actor Jack Wager and Melissa Gilbert from the 70s hit show Little House on the Praire.
Also among the cast is co-host of The View Sherri Shepherd, popular singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw, tennis legend Martina Navratilova, Disney actor Roshon Fegan, EXTRA host Maria Menounos, music legend Gladys Knight, actor William Levy and opera star Katherine Jenkins.
All 12 celebrities will by vying for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, which was awarded to American hero and actor J.R. Martinez and his professional dancing partner Karina Smirnoff last season. Martinez beat out reality show star Rob Kardashian and talk show host Ricki Lake.
The popular dance contest, which is hosted by America’s Funniest Home Videos funny man Tom Bergeron and judged by Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman, returns to ABC on March 19 at 8 p.m.