‘Dancing with the Stars’: Alexa PenaVega & Carlos PenaVega join season 21 celeb lineup

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"Dancing With the Stars" recently announced the pros who will be competing in season 21 of the dance competition this fall on ABC. And the list of celebrities who will join them on the dance floor continues to grow. The latest additions are actress Alexa PenaVega, of "Spy Kids" fame, and her husband Carlos PenaVega, a star of the Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" and a member of the band of the same name.

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Carlos made the announcement on Instagram, saying "Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc … Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"

Alexa PenaVega first came to fame as a child actor in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" films. More recently, the 27-year-old actress has appeared in "The Tomorrow People" and "Nashville." But her husband may have an edge. The 26-year-old actor and singer may be able to learn from the experience of his Big Time Rush bandmate James Maslow, who finished fourth in season 18 of "DWTS."

Other celebs who have recently been announced for the show's upcoming season include wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter and Vine star Hayes Grier.

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Photo: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega. Credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

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