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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 22 Cast Revealed

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The celebrity cast of season 22 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars was officially announced today and the lineup features an eclectic group of stars, including football legend Doug Flutie, outspoken journalist Geraldo Rivera, actress Mischa Barton and TV personality Marla Maples, who is the ex-wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Barton made her screen debut as a child but shot to fame playing Marisa Cooper on the teen drama, “The O.C.” Maples has appeared in the films “Executive Decision” and “Maximum Overdrive,” and has had several guest-starring roles on television. Rivera is a talk show host and an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years experience in the news business.

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Also joining the celebrity cast are Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and his gridiron rival, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, R&B singer Wanya Morris of the group Boyz II Men, and Nyle DiMarco, winner of the final season of “America’s Next Top Model.”

UFC fighter Paige VanZant, who is known for her mixed martial arts moves in the ring, will trade in her gloves for dancing shoes as another celebrity dancer on the show. Rounding out the celebrity cast is “Facts of Life” actress Kim Fields, who currently appears on the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

“Full House” actress Jodie Sweetin and “GMA” meteorologist Ginger Zee were previously announced as cast members. Sweetin made a name for herself playing Stephanie Tanner in the hit sitcom “Full House” and reprised the role in the spin-off, “Fuller House,” which premiered on Netflix last month.

Zee gave birth to her first child, a son named Adrian, in December. She plans to return to “GMA” from maternity leave on March 14.

The celebrities weren’t the only ones in the spotlight. Edyta Sliwinska, a fan favorite who appeared on the first 10 seasons of the show, will return to partner up with Rivera.

Other fan favorite dance pros Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are also returning to the ballroom.

The season 22 couples

  • Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess
  • Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff
  • Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold
  • Von Miller and Witney Carson
  • Nyle Dimarco and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe
  • Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev
  • Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani
  • Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas
  • Kim Fields and Sasha Farber
  • Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska

 

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