*She’s known to kick off her shoes in concert. This spring, Patti LaBelle will be kicking up her heels on the dance floor during season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
The celebrity cast, revealed today on “Good Morning America,” also includes Michael Sam and LMFAO’s Redfoo, a.k.a. Berry Gordy’s youngest son.
Actress Suzanne Somers, Olympian gymnast Nastia Liukin, Shark Tank” mogul Robert Herjavec, “Hunger Games” actress Willow Shields, artist-actress Rumer Willis, and R5 singer-songwriter Riker Lynch will also be vying for the trophy this season.
One star name fans may not know yet is U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway. The Iraq War veteran lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an IED attack and will bring his inspirational story of overcoming all the odds to the ballroom.
Another fresh face is Charlotte McKinney, the model who shot to fame in a racy Super Bowl ad for Carl’s Jr.
Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced 11 celebrities who will be vying for the mirror ball trophy today on “Good Morning America” live from Los Angeles.
Another celebrity competitor will be named before the March 16th premiere and will be dancing with pro Whitney Carson, who won season 19 with her actor Alfonso Ribeiro.
The “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star and reigning champ surprised the celebrity cast for the “GMA” announcement and shared his advice.
“I would say to everybody is that simply it is a marathon, not a sprint,” Ribeiro said. “It’s not about winning week one, it’s about winning that final week. You have to pace yourself.”
The 10th anniversary season is being billed as the biggest ever. Producers will bring back Disney and Latin theme nights and introduce a new Spring Break special night. Another new element is the addition of all-access cameras in the rehearsal studios, which will be made available on a live stream.
See the list of season 20 celebrities and their pro partners below:
Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
Patti LaBelle with Artem Chigvintsev
Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
RedFoo with Emma Slater
Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
Rumer Willis with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Watch the cast reveal below: