New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Revealed; Two Soap Stars To Tango! - Soap Opera Network
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Season 19 of ABC’s “” will be hot, hot, hot! This season’s cast was announced today, and in addition to the many well-known celebs putting their hat in the ring for the popular mirror ball award are two former soap stars who will be hitting the dance floor, as well!

Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger Cates, “;” ex-Dante Damiano, “;” ex-Jack Parezi, “”) and Jonathan Bennett (ex-JR Chandler, “”) will be joining MMA pro Randy Couture, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, “ actress , “” star Sadie Robertson, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, comedian/musician , “” actress , political commentator Travis Smiley, Olympic track star , YouTube star Bethany Mota and fashion designer Betsey Johnson in the competition.

Some other changes taking place on the new season include the loss of dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy, the return of Julianne Hough as the fourth judge (joining , and ) and more viewer interactivity so America has a better chance of influencing the show.

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Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Bennett, who’ll be paired with pro-dancer Allison Holker, is known for his roles in projects such as “,” “,” “Bachelor Party Vegas,” ,” and “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.”

Pro-dancer Cheryl Burke has been partnered with Sabato, a former model who’ll be starring in upcoming episodes of Investigation Discovery’s “Heartbreakers,” FX’s “,” and in his own syndicated home improvement series, “,” which debuts Monday, September 8.

The 19th season of “Dancing” kicks off on ABC on Monday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT.

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  • Rick Nihan

    I must start watching