“Dancing With The Stars” Finally Announced The Season 27 Cast, Including Bobby Bones and Grocery Store Joe


The cast for the 27th season of “Dancing with the Stars” has been announced, and let’s just say that it’s one of the most diverse casts ever. From radio hosts to models to sports stars, this season’s cast is sure to keep fans tuning in each and every week.

Announced on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday (Sept. 12) morning, the 27 pairings include:

  • Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
  • DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
  • Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
  • Danielle Amsted and Artem Chigvintsev
  • Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amiable and Jenna Johnson
  • John Schneider and Emma Slater
  • Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber
  • Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong
  • Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke
  • Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko
  • Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
  • Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe

“Once (Witney and I) started getting going, it was nothing like I ever imagined,” Manheim said, who will be dancing with Witney Carson and serves as the season’s youngest competitor. “It’s so much more difficult than I thought it would be.”

“I’m really excited,” Carson added. “This is my tenth season on the show and that’s a lucky number for me. He’s got the personality, he’s got some rhythm and that’s all we really need.”

Season 27 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. So, who will be watching along with us?


Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.