All 16 Celebrity-Professional Pairs on ‘DWTS’ Season 31
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The full cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 31 was officially announced on Thursday, in addition to which celebrities will be dancing with which pro dancers. Some of the pairs even took to Instagram to introduce themselves to viewers.
Season 31 will premiere on Monday, September 19, on Disney+. Tyra Banks will be back to host, along with new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro. All four judges (Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli) will also be back in the ballroom.
Meet All 16 DWTS Season 31 Pairings
1. Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
Recent Bachelorette star Gabby Windey has been paired with Val Chmerkovskiy, who first joined the show in Season 13. He’s won the Mirrorball trophy twice, with Rumer Willis in Season 20 and Laurie Hernandez in Season 23.
2. Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
Comedian and actor Wayne Brady is competing this season with Witney Carson. Carson joined the show as a pro dancer in Season 18. She previously won the Mirroball trophy in Season 19 with new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro.
3. Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has been paired with Brandon Armstrong this season. Armstrong joined the series in Season 27. He has yet to win the show, so could his partnership with Sparks be his chance to finally earn the Mirroball?
4. Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
CODA actor Daniel Durant has been paired with Britt Stewart, who first joined the show as a pro dancer in Season 29. The closest she’s come to the Mirrorball was sixth place with partner Johnny Weir. Last year, Britt was paired with Martin Kove.
5. Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel
Charlie’s Angel’s actress Cheryl Ladd is paired with Louis van Amstel this season. Van Amstel first joined the show in the very first season and appeared on and off over the years until Season 21. Now he’s returning in the hope of winning his very first Mirrorball trophy.
6. Joe Baena and Daniella Karagach
Joe Baena, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is paired with reigning champion Daniella Karagach for DWTS Season 31. She joined the show in Season 29 and won Season 30 with Iman Shumpert. Could she win the show two years in a row?
7. Shangela and Gleb Savchenko
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shangela is competing this season with Gleb Savchenko, who first joined the show in Season 16. He competed in Season 30 with Spice Girl Mel C, but he’s never won the show before. Could this be his year?
8. Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd
Sex and the City actor Jason Lewis is competing with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who has appeared on and off since Season 13. Murgatroyd has won the show twice before, with Donald Driver in Season 14 and Nyle DiMarco in Season 22.
9. Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is competing with pro dancer Mark Ballas, who first joined the show in Season 5 but hasn’t appeared in five years. Ballas has won the competition twice, with Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6 and Shawn Johnson in Season 8.
10. Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki
Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino has been paired with Koko Iwasaki. This is Iwasaki’s first season as a pro dancer on the show. Iwasaki was the runner-up on Season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance. Could she take home the Mirrorball in her first season?
11. Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev
Charli’s mom Heidi D’Amelio is competing against her daughter with pro Artem Chigvintsev, who joined the show in Season 20. Chigvintsev won Season 29 with partner Kaitlyn Bristowe and he was paired with Melora Hardin last season.
12. Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
9021 actor Trevor Donovan has been paired up with Emma Slater this season. Slater joined the show in Season 17, and she won Season 24 with Rashad Jennings. Will she take home her second Mirrorball trophy this season?
13. Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke
Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion has been paired with longtime pro Cheryl Burke. Burke joined the show in Season 2 and immediately won two times in a row, with Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith. However, she hasn’t won since then. Could this be her year?
14. Selma Blair and Sasha Farber
Cruel Intentions actress Selma Blair is competing on DWTS Season 31 with partner Sasha Farber, who first joined the show in Season 17. Farber, who competed with Suni Lee last season, has yet to take home the Mirrorball trophy.
15. Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is competing this season with Pasha Pashkov, who first joined the show in Season 28. The closest Pashkov has come to the trophy is seventh place with Kate Flannery.
16. Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten
Country singer Jessie James Decker is competing this season with pro Alan Bersten, who first joined the show in Season 25. Bersten won Season 28 with The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown, and now he’s back for his shot at another trophy.