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Dancing With the Stars cast reveals the first group photo for the show’s 28th season 

Dancing With the Stars cast reveals the first group photo for the show’s 28th season

The first group shot of Dancing With the Stars‘ season 28 cast has been revealed.

It displays the show’s 12 famous contestants decked out in black and white and smiling around a velvet couch and armchair.

The series notified fans of the new season’s lineup on August 21. 

Gang's all here! The first group shot of Dancing With the Stars' season 28 cast has been revealed

Gang’s all here! The first group shot of Dancing With the Stars’ season 28 cast has been revealed

This season’s contestants include James Van Der Beek, Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom, season 15 Bachelorette Hannah Brown, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, Queer Eye expert Karamo Brown, The Office’s Kate Flannery, All That alum Kel Mitchell, American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, The Supremes member Mary Wilson, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis and President Donald Trump’s former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

The show has yet to divulge which contestant will be partnered up with which dancer. 

Returning professional dancers include Alan Bersten, Brandon Armstrong, Cheryl Burke, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Lindsay Arnold, Peta Murgatroyd, Sasha Farber, Val Chmerkovskiy and Witney Carson.

Newbies: Two new professional dancers are also new to the roster this season including married couple and ballroom dancing champs Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach

Newbies: Two new professional dancers are also new to the roster this season including married couple and ballroom dancing champs Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach

Leaving: Sharna Burgess will not return for the new season of DWTS

Leaving: Sharna Burgess will not return for the new season of DWTS 

Goodbye: Artem Chingvintsev will not return for the new season of DWTS

Goodbye: Artem Chingvintsev will not return for the new season of DWTS 

Two new professional dancers are also new to the roster this season including married couple and ballroom dancing champs Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach.

Professional dancers Sharna Burgess and Artem Chingvintsev will not be returning for the new season.  

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are also coming back to judge the new season.

For the first time in the show’s history, the professional dancers and contestants were revealed separately. 

Returning: Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are also coming back to judge the new season

Returning: Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are also coming back to judge the new season

Executive producer Andrew Llinares said of the new move: ‘We wanted to do something a little different this year.’

‘After 27 seasons it’s tough. We want to keep the show fresh for you guys. We just thought it would be kind of fun to to hold off on revealing the partners to the audience until the premiere … I think it’s a fun little twist.’ 

Llinares went on to unveil another new aspect of the season – live voting. 

‘We’ve been off air for a year so we want to make this season really, really special and make it bigger, more exciting and more fun than it’s ever been.

‘One thing we are going to do is introduce live voting on the program this season, which is something we haven’t done before. 

‘You’ll see the result at the end of that show based upon what happened that night.  

Dancing with the Stars season 28 premieres on ABC Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET.  

Coming soon: Dancing with the Stars season 28 premieres on ABC Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET

Coming soon: Dancing with the Stars season 28 premieres on ABC Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET

Daily Mail UK

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