On Wednesday, participants for the upcoming 24th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” were announced. Heather Morris is joining the show along with Nick Viall. The other notable inclusions are Simone Biles and David Ross.

A professional dancer joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Heather Morris is a professional dancer and had participated in season 2 of “So You Think You Can Dance.” She was one of the backup dancers for Beyoncé in “The Beyonce Experience Tour.” Heather was also one of the members of the “Single Ladies” tour. Due to her professional experience, she has been a somewhat controversial choice.

Her co-star from “Glee,” Amber Riley was a winner of season 17, and apart from her dancing skills, this makes Heather a favorite this season.

Simone Biles may give Morris some tough competition

To give Morris some tough competition this season of “Dancing with the Stars,” will be 19-year old, former three gold medal winning Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. With her gymnastic skills, she certainly has the athletic ability and grace to be a contender this season. Another famous star to join the show is Nancy Kerrigan, the skating icon. She will be pairing with Artem Chigvintsev.

Dancing pro, Kym Johnson will make a comeback to the show where she will be paired with actor Mr. T. The the beautiful 40-year old Aussie will make a grand return to the dance show.

The last time she took part in a celebrity competition was in the spring of 2015 with Robert Herjavec, whom she married later.

David Ross – from catcher to dancer

David Ross, the retired catcher with the Chicago Cubs, is now known as the new dancing phenomenon after helping the Chicago Cubs win the World Series title.

David Ross joined with fellow Cubs Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo as exotic dancers in a “Saturday Night Live” skit last November.

Here is the full breakdown of contestants for season 24 “Dancing with the Stars”

  • Erika Jayne from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with Gleb Savchenko.
  • Heather Morris, the former backup dancer for Beyoncé with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
  • Gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles with Sasha Farber.
  • Normani Kordei from Fifth Harmony with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
  • Mr. T from “Rocky 3” and Kym (Johnson) Herjavec.
  • Nancy Kerrigan the former Olympic figure skater with Artem Chigvintsev.
  • Chris Kattan from “SNL,” with Witney Carson.
  • Rashad Jennings, NFL free agent with Emma Slater.
  • Retired Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross with Lindsay Arnold.
  • Professional bull rider Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess.

“Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on March 20, 2017, so tune in for more spectacular dancing and toe tapping.

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