Plenty Of Twists In The New Season of Dancing With The Stars – And Not Just In The Dance Numbers

While to some it may feel as if the last season of Dancing with the Stars just ended, for avid fans it feels like it’s been forever since they’ve been able to watch a new episode.  Though the show is about to enter its 9th season, it’s still able to dish out unexpected surprises, both in the cast and in the competition itself.

One major surprise that the show announced was the addition of its first politician to the cast. Tom DeLay, a former congressman, will make his dancing debut on the show’s September 21st episode. Formerly known as “The Hammer” because of the way he dealt with his political opponents, fans will now get to see if he’s able to hammer out the dance routines as well.

Another major announcement for the cast included the addition of Chuck Liddel, a well-known fighter in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Joining him will be Aaron Carter (Backstreet Boys), Macy Gray (singer), Kathy Ireland (supermodel), Michael Irvin (former receiver for the Dallas Cowboys), Mya (singer), Mark Sacoscos (actor, martial artist, Chairman of Iron Chefs of America), Donny Osmond, and Kelly Osbourne, among others. Samantha Harris will be returning as the show’s co-host, and the panel of judges will include Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.

In addition to announcing the newest members of their cast, they’ve also added a twist to the show as well.  Tom Bergeron, the show’s host, announced that in the 9th season the show will also have double eliminations take place during the middle of the season. One thing’s for certain, with the current cast and changes, the show is sure to be anything but boring. While the show will continue to be broadcast, any “Dancing” fans that would like to watch this “ballroom bloodbath” live can purchase Dancing With The Stars tickets to this star-studded event at

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