Dancing with the Stars has announced the cast of celebrities who will be competing on the show's milestone 30th season this fall.

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ABC unveiled the identities of the 15 celebrities who will dance on the show next season, which premieres with a live two-hour episode Monday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, during Wednesday's broadcast of Good Morning America.

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The cast includes a WWE legend, a Real Housewife, a Bachelor, a country superstar and a Spice Girl.

The men who will be taking the Dancing with the Stars stage are country singer Jimmie Allen, actor and pro dancer Sharna Burgess' boyfriend Brian Austin Green, The Bachelor star Matt James, Netflix star Martin Kove, WWE legend Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, and NBA star Iman Shumpert.

The women who will be putting on their dancing shoes are Spice Girl Melanie C, actress Christine Chiu, actress Melora Hardin, social-media sensation Olivia Jade, talk show host Amanda Kloots, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, and previously-announced contestants Suni Lee, an Olympic gold medalist, and JoJo Siwa, a popstar and Dance Moms alum.

Matt starred on The Bachelor's 25th season earlier this year and is still dating his winner, Rachael Kirkconnell, so fans can expect to see her in the audience cheering her boyfriend on.

Many former The Bachelor stars have graced the Dancing with the Stars stage in past years: Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules, Nick Viall and current Bachelor in Paradise bachelor Joe Amabile.

Former The Bachelorette stars have also tested out their dancing skills, such as Trista Sutter, Melissa Rycroft, Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Kenya has starred on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the past 10 seasons beginning in 2012, and she also competed on The Celebrity Apprentice's seventh season in 2015.

Kenya will be following in the footsteps of many Housewives before her including NeNe Leakes, Erika Jayne, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, and Kim Zolciak.

ABC announced Suni and JoJo's Dancing with the Stars casting in late August at Dancing with the Stars' Television Critics Association panel.

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JoJo will make Dancing with the Stars history by partnering with a female professional partner on Season 30.

But like the last two seasons, Dancing with the Stars viewers will have to tune in to the Season 30 premiere to find out the celebrity and professional pairings.

Dancing with the Stars fans, however, are anticipating Brian will be paired with Sharna considering they've been dating since late 2020, and a source recently told Us Weekly that their partnering is "likely."

However, ABC has confirmed all of the professional partners who will be competing this fall: Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Britt Stewart, Cheryl Burke, Daniella Karagach, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Pasha Pashkov, Sasha Farber, Sharna, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Witney Carson.

The pro dancers on the list who have yet to win a Dancing with the Stars mirrorball trophy are Britt, Daniella, Brandon, Gleb, Pasha and Sasha.

Witney and Lindsay will be returning to Dancing with the Stars after each giving birth to her first child and taking a year off from dance.

Lindsay and her husband Sam Cusick welcomed daughter Sage in November 2020, and Witney gave birth to a son Kevin Leo with husband Carson McAllister in January 2021.

"I am so excited to be back! It feels so good," Lindsay recently told Entertainment Tonight. "I feel refreshed and even more ready than ever before to get back."

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Lindsay, however, acknowledged her life is about to drastically change since staying home with her baby.

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"There's no breaks with this show, and now that we're moms, it's going to be 24/7 [work]," Lindsay said. "I'm so excited for it but I'm also bracing myself for impact."

And Witney joked about how she might have forgotten how to dance after all this time away from the show.

"I'm a little bit more nervous, I think, just because I really haven't danced in, like, over a year and a half," Witney explained to ET.

"I've been taking some lessons... but nothing can prepare you for this beast of a show. I am literally like, 'Okay, well, I'll get in shape when I get in shape.'"

Noticeably absent from this year's list of pro partners are Peta Murgatroyd and Keo Motsepe.

Dancing with the Stars' 29th season wrapped last year with Kaitlyn Bristowe, who starred on The Bachelorette's eleventh season, being crowned champion. Kaitlyn won the season with her pro partner Artem in November 2020, and so Artem will be the returning champion for Season 30.

Catfish host Nev Schulman and pro Jenna finished the season in second place.

When Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC, former America's Next Top Model and America's Got Talent host Tyra Banks will reprise her role as solo host of the show following Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews' departures last year ahead of Season 29.

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The ballroom will also welcome back returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.


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