Guys, GUYS, we can’t even with this. Carole Baskin, Big Cat Rescue founder and Joe Exotic foil, better brush up on her fox trot as she’s apparently joining the cast of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” 29th season.
We’re not exactly sure why the series doesn’t just hand the crown over to contestant Johnny Weir, as the Olympic skater has several legs up on the competition, as well as Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean (you know, dancing!). Rapper Nelly, Vernon Davis of the NFL, Skai Jackson, and Justina Machado make up half the hopefuls. The rest of the cast for DWTS includes reality television personalities Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset“), Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor“), Monica Aldama (“Cheer“), and Nev Schulman (“Catfish: The TV Show:).
For the professionals this season, we’ll be seeing Alan Bersten, Brandon Armstrong, Cheryl Burke, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson, Pasha Pashkov, Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber, Val Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, and Keo Motsepe. Britt Stewart and Daniella Karagach are both joining the show for the first time.
This will also be the first season for Tyra Banks, who is taking over as host as well as executive producer on the show.
“Dancing With the Stars” season 29 will air on Monday September 14th, 2020 on ABC.