Get ready for some glammed up Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season action starting September 20 on ABC. The all-new cast of celebrity wannabe dancers was officially revealed during Monday night’s episode of Bachelor Pad. Here’s a quick look at who’s planning to hoof it for Mirrorball glory, from the co-star of an iconic movie and a quarterback to the King of Baywatch and the daughter of a controversial politician.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season contestants: The Athletes. When the curtain rises on DWTS season 11, not one but two popular American sports will be represented among the celebrity line-up. Former LA Laker Rick Fox, 41, and ex-NFL superstar quarterback Kurt Warner are set to Tango, Salsa and Paso Doble their way to ballroom greatness. They follow in the footsteps of a handful of fellow athletes who channeled their exceptional skills into equally exceptional runs on the show, including season 3 winner Emmitt Smith and season 2 runner-up Jerry Rice.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season contestants: The Reality Stars. If not for the meteoric rise of MTV’s obsession with producing reality programming, the two DWTS season 11 hoofers who fall under this umbrella would still be unknowns. Audrina Patridge, 25, found fame as a cast member on the Laguna Beach spin-off The Hills. Similarly, 27-year old Mike Sorrentino, who is perhaps better known by the moniker The Situation, rose to stardom as an exceptionally ripped and toned member of The Jersey Shore posse.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season contestants: The Professional Entertainers. The bulk of the DWTS season 11 cast comes from the vast world of acting, singing, and all-around entertaining. Actor David Hasselhoff, 58, became an international celebrity after starring as beachcomber Mitch Buchannon in the 80s cult hit series Baywatch. Fifty-year old actress Jennifer Grey, who most notably heated up the big screen with Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, is also slated to appear, as are singer/actress Brandy, 31, comedian Margaret Cho, 41, and That’s So Raven’s Kyle Massey, 19. Rounding out the list of pro entertainers are seventy-something Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, and 57-year old balladeer Michael Bolton.
Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season contestants: The ‘Say What?!’ Filling the ‘I wonder how s/he managed to swing an invite’ role of the season is Bristol Palin, 19, teen mom and daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
With the Dancing with the Stars 2010 Fall season cast officially out there for public scrutiny, partnering speculation can ready, set, go!
Bachelor Pad, Dancing with the Stars Press Conference, ABC, August 30, 2010