A new cohort of celebs is about to descend on the brightly lit podium located inside Los Angeles's CBS Television City, the shooting location of Season 31 of Dancing With the Stars. Stepping into the shoes of DWTS alumni like Kim Kardashian and Chrishell Stause, the new contestants will no doubt feel under pressure to showcase their finest moves and impress the viewers with their ability to nail even the most complicated salsa and Viennese waltz routines.
Charli D'Amelio, her mom, Heidi, and Jordin Sparks are some of the confirmed cast members of Season 31 of 'DWTS.'
Season 31 of DWTS marks some sweeping changes for the cast and crew and fans alike. Unlike ever before, the popular reality TV competition will now be exclusively available on Disney Plus. Joining Tyra Banks as the co-host of DWTS is Alfonso Ribeiro, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor who earned his stripes as a show host with America's Funniest Home Videos.
The lineup of Season 31 has already garnered considerable buzz — and it's easy to see why. Charli D'Amelio, mom, Heidi, and Jordin Sparks are some of the A-listers who will make their debut in the Season 31 premiere of DWTS on Sept. 19, 2022. Colton Underwood (of The Bachelor fame) will join the cast too. Comedian and actor Wayne Brady and CODA star Daniel Durant are expected to compete in Season 31 of DWTS as well.
Heidi and Charlie are DWTS’s first mother-daughter duo competing against each other. However, they plan on supporting each other through the process, though Charlie hopes her dad, Marc, and sister, Dixie, vote for her instead of Heidi.
“There's definitely going to be a little side-eye if my own father or sister don't vote for me," Charli shared with Good Morning America in September 2022. "I guess we're going to have to see who they like better. ... I think my sister is definitely on my side. She is my roommate, so she has to live with me — she better be on my side!"
Another star appearing on DWTS is fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena, who will partner with Daniella Karagach, per People. However, some fans might already know this, as Joseph got spotted by the eagle-eyed paparazzi working for TMZ on Aug. 26, 2022. According to the outlet, he looked like someone on his way to a dance rehearsal.
Other Season 31 cast members also include several actors and actresses, such as Selma Blair, Sex and the City star Jason Lewis, Trevor Donavan, and Cheryl Ladd of Charlie’s Angels fame. Additionally, Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino, The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey, and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Shangela. will be joining the fun. While he’s not on reality TV, WABC-TV New York weather anchor Sam Champion is also ready to compete.
Artem Chigvintsev and Witney Carson are some of the pro dancers expected to appear in Season 31 of 'DWTS.'
Emma Slater and Sasha Farber, who recently announced their separation after four years of marriage, are also back for Season 31.
Season 31 of Dancing With The Stars premieres on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, on Disney Plus.