Dancing With the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: James Van Der Beek, Hannah Brown, Christie Brinkley and More

The new cast was announced on Good Morning America

By Chris Harnick 21 Aug, 2019 12:34 PMTags

A Bachelorette, one part of Fifth Harmony and an American Idol veteran all walk into a ballroom. No, this isn't the set-up of a bad joke, it's the set-up of the Dancing With the Stars season 28 cast.

After taking a cycle off, ABC's reality dance competition is packed with, well, stars of both screen, stage and politics. Announced on Good Morning America with longtime host Tom Bergeron, the celebrities stepping into the DWTS ballroom include Queer Eye's Karamo Brown, All That veteran Kel Mitchell, The Office star Kate Flannery, and American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. E! News previously reported The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown will be dancing as well.

For the first time ever, viewers will learn the celeb and pro dancer pairs in the season premiere.

What brought The Bachelorette star into the fold? "Can't stop, won't stop. I'm so excited," she told the GMA hosts. "I want a fresh start, something I can go all in with emotionally, physically and spiritually" and she said that DWTS can do that for her.

When asked about her past many wardrobe malfunctions as The Office's Meredith, Flannery said, "OK, this is the deal: I had nine seasons as the most unglamorous character on TV. We're going in a different direction. Bring on the Spanx, bring on the spray tan!"

American Idol veteran Lauren Alaina had quite the moment meeting Flannery. "I did this thing where you see someone and you think they know them...I was trying to figure it out," she said. "I literally freaked out." The only other person she can recall doing that for? Dolly Parton.

Meet the full cast list below.

Mary Wilson

Where you know her from: She's a founding member of the Supremes.

Ray Lewis

Where you know him from: He's a former professional football player.

Lamar Odom

Where you know him from: A former basketball player and the one-time husband to Khloe Kardashian.

Kel Mitchell

Where you know him from: He got his start on Nickelodeon's All That before starring in a spinoff flick Good Burger and Kenan and Kel with Kenan Thompson.

Kate Flannery

Where you know her from: She's Meredith from The Office!

James Van Der Beek

Where you know him from: He's an actor known to legions of fans as titular character in Dawson's Creek.

Christie Brinkley

Where you know her from: She's a super model and actress known for the Vacation movies and Parks and Recreation.

Ally Brooke

Where you know her from: She's a singer, and one part of Fifth Harmony.

Karamo Brown

Where you know him from: He got his start on Real World, but now he's making viewers everywhere cry as one part of the Fab Five on Netflix's Queer Eye.

Lauren Alaina

Where you know her from: The country singer competed on American Idol.

Sean Spicer

Where you know him from: He's the former White House press secretary.

Hannah Brown

Where you know her from: The star of season 15 of The Bachelorette.

Professional dancers this year include: Alan Bersten, Brandon Armstrong, Cheryl Burke, Daniella Karagach, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Lindsay Arnold, Pasha Pashkov, Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber, Val Chmerkovskiy and Witney Carson.

Dancing With the Stars season 28 premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.