I’m not sure who still watches Dancing With The Stars, the competition series where many celebrities go to revive a dying career or cling to their last 15 minutes of fame. But the cast was just announced for the show’s 28th season — yes, TWENTY EIGHTH! — and it features the likes of Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, Pose season one star James Van Der Beek, and supermodel Christie Brinkley.
As the full cast was announced on Good Morning America Wednesday morning, Brown said that as “the only one with rhythm” from the Fab Five, he was ready to turn in his signature bomber jackets for the DWTS wardrobe.
“I want the sequins, I want the moves, I want it all," he said.
Joining Brown, Van Der Beek, and Brinkley are Bachelorette Hannah Brown, former NBA star Lamar Odom, country superstar Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, former NFL star Ray Lewis, actress Kate Flannery, comedian Kel Mitchell, The Supremes legend Mary Wilson, and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer — because obviously!
Each season of the show — again, there’s been a whole 28 of them — pairs the stars with professional dancers as they compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy. In a new twist, the couples are being kept under wraps until the show premieres Sept. 16, but fan-favorite pros — including Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, and Cheryl Burke — are returning along with Alan Bersten, Brandon Armstrong, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd, Lindsay Arnold, and Emma Slater. Joining the stable are Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov.