The new cast for Dancing With the Stars 14 will be announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America, and fans are anxious to find out who will put on their dancing shoes. The Dancing With the Stars spoilers for the celebrity cast have been unusually sparse this season, but the pro list is looking quite solid. If the current DWTS spoilers are correct, this season’s slate of pros will look very familiar, but there may be one big change: is notorious bad boy Maksim Chermkovskiy sitting out this season? Twitter user @DWTSGossip and the site PureDWTS have been following the signs closely, and Thursday morning’s updates indicate the list is pretty solid.
The Dancing With the Stars 14 cast has remained unusually under wraps this season. Wednesday, Ryan Seacrest said during his show that the reason for this is that the cast isn’t fully signed yet. Long-time fans know that these things always come down to the last minute, in fact last season Ryan O’Neal dropped out the night before the announcement and Carson Kressley was quickly inserted into that spot. A lot of names have been rumored, as is always the case, but this season seems more uncertain than last. However up in the air the celebrity cast may be, it looks like the pro list is just about set.
Derek Hough is a big fan favorite, and he has already indicated he will be back. PureDWTS noted he commented as such during his co-hosting gig with Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly, and his recent tweets indicate he is prepping for the show. Not all the pros get much advance notice, however. Many fans are curious whether bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return. He riled up many viewers when he snapped at the judges last season with Hope Solo, but he has previously said he would love to return.
While earlier in the week there was a lot of buzz that Maksim Chmerkovskiy seemed to be out for this season, it seems things may have changed. In an interview with ET Canada earlier in February, he said he had not gotten the call and didn’t know if he would be back, though he would like to be. It seemed perhaps he would have the season off, but Saturday morning TMZ spotted him at the airport in Los Angeles. Of course he wouldn’t confirm anything, but the site shared he then headed to the dance studio and met with confirmed contestant Melissa Gilbert. Perhaps this season will have 12 contestants after all?
So, just which pros will be on the Dancing With the Stars cast this season? According to @DWTSGossip, here is the list:
- Anna Trebunskaya
- Chelsie Hightower
- Cheryl Burke
- Karina Smirnoff
- Kym Johnson
- Peta Murgatoyd
- Derek Hough
- Mark Ballas
- Tony Dovolani
- Tristan MacManus
- Val Chmerkovskiy or Maksim Chmerkovskiy – looking like perhaps BOTH
Thursday morning @DWTSGossip teased, “It looks like #dwts will have 11 couples. Here are your male pros – Tony, Mark, Derek, Tristan and a Chmerkovskiy. QUESTION IS – Val or Maks?” However, the previous day, @DWTSGossip had said that Val was already “in” for this season. PureDWTS points out that the spring season of DWTS has been 11 pairs the last two seasons, while the fall has had 12. If the season ends up being 12 couples, many expect that means both Val and Maks are in this spring.
What do you think of the Dancing With the Stars cast of pros for Season 14? Is there anybody you want to see but don’t, or think shouldn’t be on the list? DWTS 14 premieres Monday, March 19 on ABC. Check back in for updates as the pros are spotted heading to LA or the dance studio.
Update: Looks like this season’s cast may have been spoiled a day early. Will it be accurate? What do you think of the supposed cast?
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