The “Dancing with the Stars” fall 2014 cast list won’t be officially unveiled until the Sept. 4 edition of “Good Morning America,” but thanks to solid detective work by several spoiler sources, 11 of the 13 season 19 alleged pairs are out. On Aug. 29, @DWTSGossip posted a run-down of most of the celebrity/professional partnerships, and there are some big surprises in the mix.
Six celebrity ladies will team up with six of the show’s talented pro dancers. The alleged known partnerships are: “Duck Dynasty” alum Sadie Robertson with Mark Ballas; eccentric fashion designer Betsey Johnson with Tony Dovolani; “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish with Val Chmerkovskiy; fashion video blogger Bethany Mota with Derek Hough; and Olympian Lolo Jones with “DWTS” newcomer Keo Motsepe. The last spot in the lineup supposedly belongs to “Back to the Future” alum Lea Thompson. By process of elimination, her partner should be Artem Chigvintsev, who most recently appeared as a member of the show’s troupe.
The men’s side features seven celebrity mirror ball hopefuls. Per the list posted, the partnerships include “General Hospital” actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke; comedian Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd; mixed martial artist and wrestler Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff; “Mean Girls” actor Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker; “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson; and professional race car driver Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater. The one unknown cast member should be partnered with fan-favorite Sharna Burgess, who was named the show’s 13th pro on Aug. 27.
The “Dancing with the Stars” fall 2014 season premieres Sept. 15 on ABC as the 13 couples hit the ballroom live for the very first time. The first two weeks of “DWTS” will air on both Mondays and Tuesdays before the show returns to its regular Monday night-only format for week three.