Gary Busey Officially Joins Dancing with the Stars 21 (VIDEO)

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The latest celebrity to join the cast of Dancing with the Stars 21 is…Gary Busey! Folks sitting in the audience of tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live report that Gary made the official announcement on the show.

UPDATE: Here’s the video from tonight’s Kimmel. Gary rode a horse on stage to make his announcement. He asks y’all to vote for him.

Gary is no stranger to reality TV. He’s appeared on: I’m With Busey, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Apprentice (seasons 4 & 6), and Celebrity Big Brother (UK series. He WON).

The official cast reveal is set for tomorrow morning on GMA, but between internet sleuths, entertainment site reports and ABC’s daily drip drip of official reveals over the past week, there isn’t much left to reveal. However, there will be FOUR MORE STARS revealed, said Jimmy. Nine have been made official. That equals a cast of 13? We’ll find out!

Official DWTS 21 cast so far: Bindi Irwin, Victor EspinozaNick Carter, Hayes Grier, Alexa Vega, Carlos Pena, and Chaka Khan, Andy Grammer  and Gary Busey have been officially confirmed.

Celebrities rumored to be joining the cast via news site reports: Celebrity chef Paula Deen, via ENews.   is also reporting that Kim Zolciak from The Real Housewives of Atlanta via E News,  and The Bachelorette contestant, Nick Viall, according to US Weekly.

Pro Dancers: Nine of the 12 pros were revealed on GMA last weekKarina Smirnoff comes back after sitting last season out, while returning champ Val ChmerkovskiyDerek HoughMark BallasArtem ChigvintsevAllison HolkerWitney CarsonSharna Burgess will all be twirling celebrities around the dance floor. You can also add Keo Motsepe and Emma Slater to that list, according to intel from twitter and other sources.

HOWEVER, Peta Murgatroyd, who was set to dance with Andy Grammer, had to drop out due to injury.  Lindsay Arnold is set to take her place. Andy’s new partner is reportedly Allison Holker.

Pro dancer pairings and rumors via and @DWTS360. The pairings won’t be made official until tomorrow, but the following are safe bets according to social media, interviews, and studio sightings:

Alexa Vega and Mark Ballas
Chaka Kahn and Keo Motsepe
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess
Carlos Pena, Jr and Witney Carson
Andy Grammer and Peta Murgatroyd Allison Holker
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough

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