HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — What do a former Beyonce backup dancer, the guy who pounded on Rocky and an Olympian have in common?
They all will be appearing on season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
The reality dance competition announced the new pairings for the upcoming season Wednesday.
This season’s dance couples are:
Former “Glee” star and Beyoncé backup dancer Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko. Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and Sasha Farber. Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy “Rocky 3” star Mr. T and Kym (Johnson) Herjavec Legendary singer Charo and Keo Motsepe. Former “SNL” star Chris Kattan and Witney Carson. Professional bull rider Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess. Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. NFL free agent Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater.
Host Tom Bergeron and the show’s dancers were incorporated into the morning show, with Bergeron offering the morning’s pop news in the 8 o’clock hour.
Mr. T was one of the first celebs to offer up comment in the form of his signature “I pity the fool!”
He also tweeted a vow before the formal announcement was made.
“Now, if I just happen to win, I will cutoff my Mohawk to stand in solidarity with the children who are fighting cancer,” he tweeted. “GOD bless them!
The new season premieres March 20.