Carole Baskin And Selling Sunset's Chrishell Sign Up For Dancing With The Stars

The US version of Strictly is shaping up to be one of the best years yet.

Monday nights in prison are about to get a lot more exciting for Joe Exotic because his Tiger King nemesis, Carole Baskin, is competing on Dancing With The Stars.

The long-running US version of Strictly Come Dancing will air its 29th season on 14 September. The full cast was announced on Good Morning America, along with their accompanying dancing pros.

Carole Baskin will be joined by fellow Netflix reality stars, including Selling Sunset favourite Chrishell Stause and Coach Monica Aldama from Cheer.

Chicago P.D. actor Anne Heche, Desperate Housewives alum Jesse Metcalfe, rapper Nelly, former NFL player Vernon Davis, ice skater Johnny Weir, Catfish host Nev Schulman, One Day At A Time actor Justina Machado, Disney Channel alum Skai Jackson, NBA legend Charles Oakley and The Real host Jeannie Mai round out the cast.

Kaitlyn Bristowe of the Bachelor franchise and Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean were previously announced as contestants as well.

A “vilified” Carole told GMA that she’s looking forward to course-correcting her narrative and advocating for animal rights after being “betrayed” by the popular Netflix series.

So it’s only a matter of time before she’s foxtrotting to an Eye Of The Tiger/Roar mashup in a heavily animal-printed get up.

The season premiere will also mark the debut of supermodel Tyra Banks, who will serve as host and executive producer. She will be taking over hosting duties from Tom Bergeron, who helmed the series for 28 seasons, and Erin Andrews. The two were ousted in a surprise announcement in July.

In a statement revealing her new roles, Tyra said she’s “excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats” with network executives, promising that she’ll bring a “fresh take” to the series.

The judging panel remains intact, with Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli returning.


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