Hold onto your dancing shoes! Dancing With the Stars just announced the cast for Season 13. And no, despite recent rumors Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Queen Latifah are not part of it. Find out who will be on the show after the jump!
With its flair for a mix of athletes, reality stars, former stars and personalities, it looks like next season will not disappoint! Check out the new cast, according to ABC: Ricki Lake, 42, actress and talk show host; Ron Artest, 31, NBA star; Kristin Cavallari, 24, former star of Laguna Beach and The Hills, Chynna Phillips, 42, pop singer; David Arquette, 39, actor; Carson Kressley, 41, TV personality and style expert; Nancy Grace, 51, HLN host and legal commentator; J.R. Martinez, 28, Army vet and All My Children star; Hope Solo, U.S. soccer player; Rob Kardashian, 24, Keeping Up With the Kardashians star; Elisabetta Canalis, 32, Italian actress and George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend; and Chaz Bono, 42, author and star of Becoming Chaz, son of Cher and Sonny Bono.
The stars took to Twitter after the big announcement was made to share their own personal excitement for the disco ball trophy. Ricki tweeted, “Me and my sweetie backstage at my new day job. 😉 #DWTS.”
Other celebs got into the act, too. Andy Cohen, Bravo executive and host of Watch What Happens Live tweeted, “In case you’re wondering, I’m on team @RickiLake. #DTWS”
Carson tweeted, “So excited to be part of the #DTWS cast for season 13!” And then he followed up with a tweet, “I’m gonna kick nancy graces butt #MichelleSeniuk on #DWTS”
Now that the cast has been revealed, who are you most excited (or better yet, surprised) to see in the ballroom? Sound off in the comments!