ABC officially announced the season 25 celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” on Wednesday, September 6, live on “Good Morning America.” The 13 stars, along with their professional dance partners, will enter the ballroom for the first time on Monday, September 18, during the show’s two-hour season premiere. So now that we know who’s competing, who do you think will win? Check out ABC’s official cast portraits of this year’s dancers in the gallery above, and visit our predictions center now to enter our contest to forecast the season premiere. You can make your picks now and change them as often as you like before the live show starts.
The contestants vying for the show’s milestone 25th Mirror Ball Trophy are Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen (with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy), WWE wrestler Nikki Bella (with Artem Chigvintsev), “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran (with Keo Motsepe), NBA champion Derek Fisher (with Sharna Burgess), “Hamilton” star Jordan Fisher (with Lindsay Arnold), 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson (with Alan Bersten), singer Nick Lachey (with Peta Murgatroyd), TV personality Vanessa Lachey (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy), “Malcolm in the Middle” actor Frankie Muniz (with Witney Carson), NFL star Terrell Owens (with Cheryl Burke), “Pretty Little Liars” actress Sasha Pieterse (with Gleb Savchenko), “Property Brothers” host Drew Scott (with Emma Slater), and violinist Lindsey Stirling (with Mark Ballas).
You can win a $100 prize every week if you can correctly predict the results (contest rules here). For the premiere episode, in addition to letting us know who you think will win at the end of the season, you can answer the following questions:
Who will be eliminated?
Who will receive the judges’ HIGHEST score
Who will receive the judges’ LOWEST score
How many 10s will the judges give out?
Which judge will give the MOST overall points for the night?
Which judge will give the FEWEST overall points for the night?
Will Carrie Ann Inaba comment on an unauthorized lift?
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs every Monday on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.