Dancing With The Stars 23 Spoilers: Vanilla Ice and MORE

First thing: It appears that Bachelorette Jo Jo Fletcher will NOT be a member of the upcoming 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars, as previously reported.

However, Entertainment Tonight has confirmed that actress and country singer, Jana Kramer, actress Marilu Henner, former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry and 90’s meme Vanilla Ice, retired football star Calvin Johnson and Indy race car driver James Hinchcliffe headed to the dancefloor this fall.

Pro-partnerships established for the season include: Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose,  Sasha Farber and Terra Jolé,  Allison Holker and Babyface, Chigvintsev and Maureen McCormickCheryl Burke and Ryan Lochte, Witney Carson and Vanilla Ice, Lindsay Arnold and Calvin Johnson, Jenna Johnson and Jake T. Austin, Emma Slater and Rick Perry, Sharna Burgess and James Hinchcliffe, Derek Hough and Marilu HennerGleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Derek Hough personally confirmed that he is returning to DWTS 23 as a pro dancer. His sister, Julianne, will be back on the judges panel.

MAKE SURE you join Franky tomorrow morning at around 8:30 am when the FULL Dancing with the Stars 23 cast will be revealed on Good Morning America. He’ll be Live Blogging all the action. At this point, however, it’s about confirming the slew of spoilers we have already.  Also, only host Tom Bergeron and two of the couples will be on hand. The entire cast, however, will be attending a big GMA pre-party set for September 7.

See Spoilers previously reported:

Cheryl Burke is set to return to the dance floor for the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars! Maks, Derek, Cheryl are apparently all coming back to the DWTS pro fold.

Cheryl left the show in 2014 to star in the NBC variety series I Can Do That! It lasted for one season. The rumor is that she’ll be dancing with disgraced Olympian, Ryan Lochte.

Also, there is a rumor, substantiated by PureDWTS sleuthing, that actress Marilu Henner is joining the cast and will dance with Derek Hough.

Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy.  The 16-year-old athlete performed impressively at the Olympics in Rio, winning silver on the balance beam, and gold in the women’s team all-around. There just HAD to be a member of the Final Five competing this fall, right? DWTS Instagram hints that Laurie’s pro partner is Val Chmerkovskiy.

Also, Brady Bunch actress, Maureen McCormick will be dancing this season. Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! The DWTS Instagram account posted a hint on Thursday about who pro Artem Chigvintsev’s partner is this season:

Musician and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has joined the cast. The legend has produced and written hit records for a slew of artists, including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Toni Braxton, Paula Abdul, Katharine McPhee, Pink, Ariana Grande and many, many more.

Also, the 36-year-old Little Women: LA star, Terra Jolé will be dancing this season. Jolé, who is married to Joe Gnoffo, just gave birth to her second child, son Grayson Vincent, earlier this month. She’s also been busy filming her Lifetime series.

Disgraced Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, is is reportedly set for a spot in the new cast. Rehabilitating his damaged image is likely his current goal, but supposedly his appearance was already in the works before he lied about being held up at gunpoint in Rio.

Also, E! News reports that talk show host/model/actress/author/activist Amber Rose will also be joining the cast. If you need a memory jog, you may have heard of her via ex-boyfriend Kanye West, who said some pretty nasty s-shaming stuff about her after their split.

Another celeb set for the season is former Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters star Jake T. Austin.

Dancing with the Stars season 23 premiers Monday September 12 on ABC.

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