Get to know the new celebrity cast of Dancing With the Stars
Get to know the new celebrity cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'
WATCH: Professional dancer and new mom, Peta Murgatroyd announced that she will be dancing with "Bachelor" star Nick Viall this season.
The cast of season 24 of the hit reality TV show "Dancing With the Stars" was announced live on ABC News' "Good Morning America" today.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and actor Mr. T are among the stars who will be battling each other for the coveted mirror ball trophy this season.
Here is a round-up and introduction of all of the stars who will learn to salsa during this upcoming season.
Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan attends the 14th Annual BNP Paribas Taste Of Tennis at W New York Hotel, Aug. 22, 2013, in New York.
Nancy Kerrigan, 47, is a former figure skater who took home a silver medal in the 1994 Olympic games and a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic games. Kerrigan became ensnared in one of the U.S. figure-skating world's most notorious scandals when she was attacked with a baton following a practice session on Jan. 6, 1994.
It was later revealed that the mastermind behind her attack was the ex-husband of her rival, fellow American figure skater Tonya Harding. Harding eventually pleaded guilty to charges related to the attack. Kerrigan is currently executive producing an upcoming documentary, "Why Don't You Lose 5 Lbs," which looks at the epidemic of eating disorders in sports.
Fun Fact: The real-life saga of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding was made into a stage musical "Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera" in 2015.
Simone Biles attends the 2017 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party, Jan. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Biles, 19, is an Olympic gymnast who became America's sweetheart during her stint at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she took home four gold medals and one bronze medal. The 4-foot 8-inch Ohio native's teammate, Laurie Hernandez, took home the mirror ball trophy last season on "DWTS."
Fun Fact: Biles said in an interview with "GMA" that she has a crush on Zac Efron.
Charo arrives for Latina Magazine's 20th Anniversary Event Celebrating "Hollywood Hot List" Honorees at STK Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 2016, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Charo is a Spanish-American actress and musician who rose to fame during the 1970's. Recently, she has been performing a solo show in Las Vegas, "Charo in Concert: A Musical Sensation." Though she is known worldwide by just "Charo," the Murcia, Spain, native's given name is Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. Charo learned guitar at a young age from the world-famous flamenco guitarist Andrés Segovia. Charo is also an animal-rights activist and member of PETA.
Fun Fact: Charo's catch-phrase is "chuchi-chuchi," which she said came from a nickname she had for her dog, Chuchillo, in an interview that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Mr. T is seen, May 17, 2016, in New York.
Lawrence Tureaud, who goes by "Mr. T," is a former professional wrestler and an actor. He has appeared in "Rocky III" and even starred in his own reality TV show, "I Pity the Fool."
Mr. T grew up in Chicago as the youngest in a family of 12 children. During his time as a professional wrestler, he was at one point the partner of Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania I. In 2015, Mr. T was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has also released a music album that encourages children and young people to make good decisions.
Fun Fact: Mr. T was the star of an animated cartoon show, "Mister T," during the 1980's.
Bonner Bolton attends Stuart Weitzman's Launch Of The Gigi Boot, Oct. 26, 2016 in New York.
Bolton, 29, is a professional bull rider turned model. The Texan native made headlines after he landed on his head while dismounting a bull during a competition in 2016. He splintered his C-2 vertebra during the accident and was temporarily paralyzed. Bolton made a remarkable recovery after getting surgery on his spine, and soon after, signed a contract with IMG Models.
Fun Fact: Bolton worked as the stunt double for Scott Eastwood in the film "The Longest Ride."
Heather Morris attends the World Of Dance Industry Awards, Feb. 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Morris, 30, is best known for her role as Brittany Pierce in the musical TV series "Glee," and for her role in the film "Spring Breakers." Morris is a veteran of dancing competitions -- she rose to fame on season 2 of "So You Think You Can Dance." Morris currently lives in Los Angeles and has two young sons.
Fun Fact: Morris previously worked as a backup dancer for Beyonce.
David Ross of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases at Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ross, 39, is a former professional baseball player who most recently was the catcher for the Chicago