LOS ANGELES, CA. — This morning, “Dancing With The Stars” hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet appeared live on “GMA” to announce this season’s celebrity cast members. Among the list of celebrities are four athletes: Olympic figure skater, Dorothy Hamil, Gold medalist in gymnastics, Aly Raisman, Baltimore Raven’s wide receiver, Jacoby Jones and professional boxer, Victor Ortiz .
Dorothy Hamill won the 1976 Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating at age 19. She is paired with Pro Partner: Tristan MacManus, who was partnered with contestants Pamela Anderson, Gladys Knight and Nancy Grace in past seasons.
Aly Raisman is an Olympic gymnast who was part of the women’s gymnastics team’s “Fierce Five” at the London Olympics 2012 summer games, where she took home a gold medal for her performance on floor. She is partnered with Pro Partner: Mark Ballas, a two-time winner who won the season 8 mirror ball trophy with Raisman’s former teammate, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.
Jacoby Jones is a the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver who helped led his team to a Super Bowl victory this year. He follows past NFL winners Donald Driver, Hines Ward and Emmitt Smith, who all won the mirror ball trophy.He is partnered with Pro Partner: Karina Smirnoff, who won season 13 with soap opera star and veteran J. R. Martinez..
Victor Ortiz is a professional boxer and a former welterweight champion. He is paired with Pro Partner: Lindsay Arnold, who is making her debut this season.
The other celebrities that were annouced this morning include: country singers Wynonna Judd and Kellie Pickler, comedians D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick, reality star Lisa Vanderpump, Disney star Zendaya Coleman and soap opera star Ingo Rademacher.
Odds are that either Aly Raisman, Jacoby Jones or Dorothy Hamil will win. Athletes have the best track record.
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