Dancing With The Stars revealed this coming season’s premiere date and pro dancers Tuesday on Good Morning America.
The show’s 29th season will debut on September 14th. There will be new safety precautions and changes due to Covid-19.
One of the major safety changes is the requirement of all dancers to live separately. This rule is true too for married couples, meaning the three couples who intend to compete this season will be living apart for the duration of their time on the show.
The married couples competing this season include Emma Slater and her husband Sasha Farber, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and wife Jenna Johnson, and Pasha Pashkov and his wife, Daniella Karagach. This is Karagach’s first time as a pro on Dancing With The Stars.
Fans will be able to cheer on their favorites from past seasons. Along with the returning wedded dancers, Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Brandon Armstrong and Gleb Savchenko will be competing again this season.
Two time champions, Peta Murgatoyd and Cheryl Burke will also be returning to the show. Last year’s winner, Alan Bersten will join the competition again this season as well.
The two newcomers this season are Pashkov’s wife, Karagach, and the show’s first ever black-famale pro, Britt Stewart.
Stewart posted about her excitement about the upcoming season to her Instagram account on Tuesday, August 18.
Kaitlyn Bristowe, former “The Bachelorette” contestant, is the only confirmed celebrity competitor. DWTS will reveal the rest of the upcoming contestants at a later date.
These announcements follow another change to the show earlier this summer : the decision that Tyra Banks will be the new solo host in place of fired hosts, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.