As the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 draws closer, the names of cast members participating in the reality show, become even clearer. The latest update is that “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran, former NBA star Derek Fisher, former Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen, actor-singer Jordan Fisher, violinist Lindsey Stirling and actor Frankie Muniz have joined the dancing reality show. Also “DWTS” professional dancers Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, Val Chmerkovskiy and others will be returning, and in a recent interview they spoke up about a lot of issues related to the show.

Artists and players affirmed for the cast

“Dancing With the Stars” Season 25 will see participants from diverse fields and some of the names that will be joining the show have surfaced. Former NBA star Derek Fisher, who has been a Lakers champion as well as coach of the New York Knicks has been roped in for the upcoming season along with “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran who appeared in all the eight seasons of the ABC show.

Victoria Arlen, the 22-year-old Paralympic swimmer, who is currently seen on ESPN is on the list too, and so is actor-singer Jordan Fisher. For those who do not know, he appeared in TV shows “Liv,” “Maddie,” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” He has also been in films and made his Broadway debut last year with “Hamilton.” He will be soon releasing his music.

Speaking of music, 30-year-old violinist Lindsey Stirling, who was seen in “America’s Got Talent” Season 5 and made it to the finals as one among the last four, is also a participant along with actor Frankie Muniz who starred in “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Professional dancers get candid in interview

In the meantime, Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” will also see Mark Ballas, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson and others making a comeback and the dancers recently opened up about a host of issues.

When asked about the rivalry, they said that it is about healthy competition and they are good friends in real life. The media sensationalize the confrontations that they do have.

On the accusations of the show being rigged, they said that viewers might get swayed and think so, but had this been the case; the reality show would have ended by now.

When quizzed about dancers getting involved with their partners, they said that most of the time the rumors are false, but it is also true that two people might click if they spend so much time together. One of them also said that it would pose difficulty, but then it would also be pleasant to have a story like Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec.