Channel Seven has finally announced who will perform in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, after weeks of speculation.
Some of Australia’s biggest names have come together for the first cast snap, dripping in sequins and reflective fabrics, announcing who will be returning to compete for another shot at the disco ball title in this all-stars version.
Bec Hewitt, an actress, will return to the reality show 17 years after being the first Australian winner.
Fellow champions TV personality Tom Williams, Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou, actor Luke Jacobz, and chef Manu Feildel will join the Tennis WAG.
Erin McNaught, a SAS Australia recruit, will make her second appearance on reality TV when she waltzes onto the ballroom stage, having previously participated as a contestant in season 12.
Schapelle Corby, a fellow SAS recruit and convicted drug smuggler, will join McNaught on the show for her second appearance on Seven.
Corby, along with newcomers model Jessica Gomes, Matty Johnson, and entertainment writer Renee Bargh, will join the cast as a wildcard.
Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars has yet to reveal its hosts and judges.
The cast announcement comes after The West Australian reported that Gomes, a Perth native, will be a wildcard entrant, calling the competition a “challenge.”
“Learning the choreography and getting back into training seven days a week is the greatest challenge,” she said.
The 35-year-old had spent the previous decade living and working in Los Angeles before making the tough decision to return to Australia in December due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I had just returned from Los Angeles when my agent called and asked if I would be interested in participating in Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars.’ “I thought, ‘Why not, it’ll be a lot of fun,’” she clarified.