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And the next stars to strap on their dancing shoes are... "Dancing With The Stars" has officially announced which celebs will be competing in the ballroom for season 20 of the hit show. The ABC series unveiled it's latest contestants Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America" and the competitors are a mix of big names and lesser known celebs . The biggest stars to compete for the mirror ball trophy this year are actress/business women, Suzanne Somers, first openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter Rumer Willis. There is also an Olympic gold medalist, a legendary singer and a "Hunger Games" star among the competitors! See all the contestants in the gallery above -- and find out who they're partnered with. Yep, Derek Hough is back ... and, judging by his partner, will likely win. There is one more contestant absent from the list who »
- tooFab Staff
12 stars will be competing for the Mirrorball, alongside their pros — including Derek Hough, who was previously confirmed to go on hiatus this season, which marks the 10th year anniversary of the ABC competition series.
Here’s the full rundown of the “DWTS” Season 20 celebrity and pro partners:
Noah Galloway partnered with Sharna Burgess Robert Herjavec partnered with Kym Johnson Patti Labelle partnered with Artem Chigvintsev Nastia Liukin partnered with Derek Hough Riker Lynch partnered with Allison Holker Charlotte McKinney partnered with Keo Motsepe Redfoo partnered with Emma Slater Michael Sam partnered with Peta Murgatroyd Willow Shields partnered with Mark Ballas Suzanne Somers partnered with Tony Dovolani Rumer Willis partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If you've already survived the likes of Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, then sitting down across from the the leader of the free world should be a waltz in the park, right? Not quite for YouTube super star and season 19 Dancing with the Stars finalist Bethany Mota, who recently had an opportunity to interview President Barack Obama in January. "It was so nerve-wracking!" Mota told People while attending the 2nd Annual Unite4:Humanity Event in Beverly Hills on Thursday. "We actually had a rehearsal the day before with a fake Obama, and I got nervous over the fake Obama!" And »
- Reagan Alexander
A new trailer for The People's Strictly for Comic Relief has been revealed.
The show sees six members of the public fighting it out to win the competition for charity.
Meet the 6 contestants in The People's Strictly for Comic Relief
11,000 people applied to take part in the series.
Anton du Beke has been confirmed for the show's judging panel.
Another Dancing With the Stars favorite is saying goodbye to the popular ABC dance reality competition series.
Pro dancer Karina Smirnoff, who got engaged in January, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce her departure from DWTS.
"Many of you have been asking if I will be back for season 20 of DWTS and I wanted all of my incredible family to hear it directly from me," Smirnoff wrote. "After a lot of thought and prayer, I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors including adding author to my resume."
Karina made her DWTS debut in the show's third season where she came in second, almost securing the coveted mirror ball trophy. Since her start in 2006, she's appeared in 16 straight seasons of the show – except season 10. Karina finally came in first in season 13, when she was partnered with J.R. Martinez.
"Having been part of this wonderful show ever since series one, I know all too well what it's like to perform to the nation on the famous Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor," du Beke said.
"I'm delighted to be joining the judging panel in aid of Comic Relief, and I'm looking forward to giving my help and advice to the contestants and their professional partners."
Craig Revel Horwood is unable to take part in the studio show due to prior commitments in Australia, but will still feature prominently in the four-part series.
The contestants will visit Horwood on the set of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour in episode three and perform their routines for the first time. »
The 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Stars will have two serious absentees, but the show can and must go on. Executive Producer Rob Wade told People that the departure of Cheryl Burke to NBC and Derek Hough's show at New York's Radio City Music Hall shouldn't change the dynamic of show that will return to ABC for a 20th season in March. "There is still a huge amount of fan favorites we can bring back," said Wade, who's reached out to Anna Trebunskaya, Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus and Louis van Amstel, among others, about returning this season. "Cheryl was dancing for nine years. »
- lynette rice, @lynetterice
Anton du Beke has joked acting as a judge on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' tour is his ''audition'' for Len Goodman's job. The ballroom dancer claims he has no idea whether head judge Len will be stepping down from the BBC One show before the next series kicks off later this year but joked appearing on the judging panel on the current tour is giving him good practice. Quizzed on whether he'd be taking over from Len, he told ITV's 'This Morning': ''Well I know it's been said ... But I haven't heard any of this ... I don't know what Len's »
"Well, I know you said it's been in the papers, but I haven't heard any of this," he said. "I don't know what Len's going to do. As far as I'm aware, I don't think Len's not going to be doing it, but if they asked..."
Du Beke added that he is delighted to be acting as a guest judge on some of the 2015 Strictly Live shows, and joked that it could act as an "audition" for him.
"I'm doing a couple of guest spots on the Strictly tour, so they've probably got [the rumours] from there, »
Meanwhile, former contestant Lisa Riley will guest host the matinee and evening shows on February 8.
Goodman said: "I am very much looking forward to getting behind the judges' desk with Craig, Tom and Camilla while the tour is at The O2. The Strictly Come Dancing live tour is great fun for all the family and I can't wait to be back."
Riley added: "I'm really looking forward to continuing my Strictly journey and I'm thrilled to have been asked to once again host the Strictly tour at The O2. I can't wait to get back out on that dance floor with the stars of this amazing tour and »
"No, this is not Len's last season." Wait, what?! Didn't head judge Len Goodman announce he was leaving Dancing With the Stars after its upcoming 20th season? "Dancing with the Stars—next year is their 10th year, it's the 20th series of the show. So I think that's a nice place to stop," Goodman, who has been with the show since it began in 2004, said. But now, executive producer Rob Wade tells E! News Goodman is not exiting the ABC reality hit series after all! "Len finished last season, did an interview afterwards and I think genuinely he's found it tough. That's why we only had him on for half the season last season. The travel, he's »
"I think I intimidated him too much," Julianne joked about her brother's exit from the show.
Photos: ‘Dancing’s’ Derek Hough
Derek will be playing the lead male role in Radio City Music Hall's "New York Spring Spectacular!"
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The Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour is underway and Moviefone sat in for the panels at ABC's day to present their upcoming roster of programming. We got some scoop on new shows and returning favorites -- here are the highlights!
1. "Dancing With the Stars" Will Be Back...
2. The Future of "Revenge"
When asked about the fate of the soapy series, ABC Prez seemed confident that the show will go on. "I've always loved the show and it's a critical brand for us," he explained. "We have some great story lines coming up. And there are ways to reinvent it too."
3. "Nashville" Love
"We're loving Nashville. We're going to have some great announcements about people who are going to appear on Nashville. It's »
- Alana Altmann
ABC unveiled premiere dates for “Dancing With the Stars,” new reality series “Repeat After Me” and a 25th anniversary celebration of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Also, the network announced that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will return to South By Southwest for five original shows this March.
We’ll go in chronological order: First, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returns with a special on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Et.
- Tony Maglio
The 29-year-old entertainer will be skipping this season of the hit ABC show so that he can star as the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall alongside the Rockettes and Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti.
And only Et has the inside scoop as to whether Derek might be able to squeeze in a DWTS appearance this season.
Photos: Complete Dancing with the Stars Winners List
"I'm moving over to the East coast for a couple of months," he exclusively tells Et. "I'm joining this amazing show at Radio City Music Hall, which is incredibly iconic and amazing and grand and spectacular, it's just amazing. I’m really excited about it."
New York Spring Spectacular kicks off in March, the same month Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 20th anniversary, something [link=nm »
Derek Hough is stepping away from the ballroom — for now.
Hough is leaving “Dancing With the Stars” for the upcoming 20th season but will return for Season 21, ABC has confirmed.
The “DWTS” pro, who joined the competition series in its fifth season, is taking a temporary leave to join Radio City Music Hall’s limited production “New York Spring Spectacular,” which debuts in March for its seven-week run.
Hough will play the male lead, Jack, opposite “Nashville’s” Laura Benanti, Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Weinstein Live announced Tuesday. The limited show begins previews on March 12 and runs through May 3.
“I am ecstatic that I’ll be able to extend my passion for performing to the Great Stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York Spring Spectacular,” Hough said in a statement. “Performing at Radio City Music Hall in a show that celebrates everything that is beloved about New York City is a dream. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The famous faces discuss the pet hates found lurking in their Room 101 - from the metric system to "a certain kind of karaoke DJ".
The Musketeers: BBC One, 9pm
The epic BBC drama set on the streets of 17th century Paris returns for a second series.
Tonight, Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan try to break a French general out of an impenetrable prison in Spain.
Jimmy Carr hosts this 10-year anniversary special, looking back at the most memorable events of the last decade.
Crisis: Watch, 9pm
Gillian Anderson and »
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