Dancing with the Stars has announced its professional partners, including new moms Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson, for Season 30 airing this fall.

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The lineup of eight female and seven male pro dancers has been unveiled less than three weeks before Dancing with the Stars' premiere on Monday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, Entertainment Tonight reported.

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In addition to Lindsay and Witney, the women who will be gracing the Dancing with the Stars stage are Britt Stewart, Cheryl Burke, Daniella Karagach, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess and Witney Carson.

The men who will be putting on their dancing shoes are Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Gleb Savchenko, Pasha Pashkov, Sasha Farber, and Val Chmerkovskiy.

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.

The only confirmed celebrities contestants competing on Dancing with the Stars' upcoming edition are Dance Moms alum JoJo Siwa and gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee.

The reason there are more female pro partners than men this season is because JoJo will be making Dancing with the Stars history by pairing up with another woman for the first time in franchise history.

ABC will announce the rest of the celebrities as well as the celebrity and professional pairings during the Wednesday, September 8 episode of Good Morning America.

Some of the celebrities rumored to be competing are The Bachelor star Matt James, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, and The Bachelorette couple Katie Thurston and fiance Blake Moynes, who recently hinted about their possible participation on social media.

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.

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

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

"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.

"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.

"It's always so hard because we truly are a family and we love each other so much," Lindsay said of Peta and Keo not being cast.

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"I talked to Peta quite a bit, sending all the love to her, and then I actually just texted Keo this morning just saying that I love him, I hope I get to see him soon and I hope he's doing well."

Lindsay said she understands what Peta and Keo are probably feeling because all of the pro dancers are in this position each season, not knowing whether they'll make the cast.

"So you really do feel for the pros who don't get to be on," Lindsay noted. "They are just the best people in the world and I know they're gonna do incredible things with their time, so I'm excited to see what they do."

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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.

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


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