'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21 Full Cast Revealed - NBC Chicago

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21 Full Cast Revealed



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    Welcome to the ballroom the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars."

    The ABC reality show officially announced the full cast of celebrities and professional dancers for the upcoming 21st season on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, controversial chef Paula Deen and more will all compete for the mirrorball trophy when "DWTS" returns on Sept. 14, with the cast also including the first-ever married couple competing against each other ("Spy Kids'" Alexa Vega and husband Carlos Pena, from the band Big Time Rush).

    Here is the list of celebs and their professional partners for season 21:

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    Andy Grammer is paired with Allison Holker
    Alexa Vega is paired with Mark Ballas
    Bindi Irwin is paired with Derek Hough
    Chaka Khan is paired with Keo Motsepe
    Paula Deen is paired with Louis Van Amstel
    Hayes Grier is paired with Emma Slater
    Nick Carter is with Sharna Burgess
    Carlos Pena is paired with Witney Carson
    Gary Busey is paired with Anna Trebunskaya
    Alek Skarlatos is paired with Lindsay Arnold
    Victor Espinoza is paired with Karina Smirnoff
    Tamar Braxton is paired with Val Chermovskiy
    Kim Zolciak is paired with Tony Dovolani

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    While Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are all set to return to the judges' table, head judge Len Goodman will not be coming back this season, with guest judges set to take his seat.

    Also not taking part in season 21 is Peta Murgatroyd, who had to quit before the season even started after suffering a serious ankle injury during a rehearsal.

    "DWTS" starts its two-night premiere on Monday, Sept. 14 on ABC.

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