Leading up to season 27 of Dancing With the Stars, many fans have been surprised by how few spoilers have been leaked about who the cast will be, but now it seems at least seven of the stars competing has been spilled.
Ahead of the official cast announcement on Good Morning America on Wednesday, September 12, it was confirmed that former Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon would be partnered with longtime pro Val Chmerkovskiy, and now six more celebrities have been revealed.
According to Us Weekly, Mary Lou Retton, Bobby Bones, Alexis Ren, John Schneider, DeMarcus Ware, and Danielle Umstead have all been cast for the upcoming season.
As always there is a healthy mix of “stars” with athletes like Retton, who won a gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals as a gymnast at the 1984 Summer Olympics, DeMarcus Ware who is a famous former NFL linebacker, and Umstead a Paralympic alpine skier.
Meanwhile Bobby Bone is a radio personality, well known for The Bobby Bones Show on country radio. Alexis Ren is a 21-year-old model made famous by Instagram before she landed deals with Maxim and Sports Illustrated.
Of course, the most well-know name on the list is none other than actor John Schneider who is best known for his role as Bo Duke on the classic series The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985 and also starred on the hit superhero series Smallville as Jonathan Kent.
While McKeon’s participation is the only one that has been confirmed by ABC, fans will have to wait until next Wednesday for the official cast announcement to see if these six other stars really are joining the show, and see which pros they will be partnered up with!
Dancing With the Stars season 27 premieres on ABC Monday, September 24, at 8 p.m. ET.