NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lea Thompson, “Duck Dynasty” diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

ABC on Thursday announced the 13 contestants for its fall round of the dancing competition. They also include talk-show host Tavis Smiley, “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish, Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and fashion designer Betsey Johnson.

Other amateur hoofers include comedy veteran Tommy Chong, YouTube star Bethany Mota, Ultimate Fighting champ Randy Couture, “Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett and actor-dancer Alfonso Ribeiro.

The new lineup was unveiled on “Good Morning America.”

The 19th season of “Dancing” premieres Sept. 15. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as co-hosts.

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4 thoughts on “Tavis Smiley, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lolo Jones Confirmed For ‘Dancing With The Stars’

  1. Mary Burrell on said:

    I thought Tavis was a serious guy, i never thought of him doing something like this. Lolo Jones is an idiot don’t expect much from her. Alphonso Ribeiro will do the “Carlton dance”. LOL!

  2. I can’t wait to see Tavis’ moves. This should be interesting. Never thought of him having rhythm. Hope he doesn’t turn out to be a Wendy Williams. Love Wendy…..but she was horrible on Dancin !! Good Luck Tavis !!

  3. seriously on said:

    Will not watch DWTS this season or perhaps again….Do not like Julianne Hough, Sadie racist Robertson, Nascar driver or Tavis Smiley..More like dancing with losers. No thanks

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