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Everything we know about 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32

Jamie Lynn Spears, Charity Lawson, and Ariana Madix
Jamie Lynn Spears, Charity Lawson, and Ariana Madix are three of the celebrities confirmed for "Dancing With the Stars" season 32.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty Images; Ralph Bavaro/BRAVO via Getty Images
  • "Dancing With the Stars" season 32 will premiere September 26.

  • Julianne Hough has replaced Tyra Banks as one of the hosts.

  • Three cast members were confirmed ahead of the full cast announcement on "GMA" on September 13.

The "Dancing With the Stars" premiere is just around the corner, and we already know the new season is going to look a lot different from the last.

The beloved competition show is making some exciting changes and simultaneously returning to its roots. As always, a new group of celebrities will put on ballroom dancing shoes and attempt to capture our hearts with their newfound moves.


Here's everything we know so far about "Dancing With the Stars" season 32.

When will 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32 premiere?

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"Dancing with the Stars." ABC

ABC confirmed in July that "Dancing With the Stars" would return for its new season in the fall. The full cast was announced on "Good Morning America" on September 13, and according to Deadline, the new season will premiere on Tuesday, September 26.

According to Deadline, "DWTS" was originally expected to air on Monday but was moved amid the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Where can you watch 'Dancing with the Stars' season 32?

"Dancing With the Stars" season 32 will return to ABC after season 31 was exclusively available on Disney+. The show will also be available to watch live on Disney+ and will stream the next day on Hulu.

Alisa Bowen, the president of Disney+, told Deadline in May that adding the competition show to the streamer was a chance to introduce it to a "new generation of fans," but now all generations can watch it on the platform of their choice.

Who will host 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32?

Tyra Banks on Dancing with the Stars
Eric McCandless/ABC

In March 2023, Tyra Banks revealed to TMZ that she was stepping away from "Dancing With the Stars" after three seasons as a host.

"I feel it's really time for me to focus on my business and my entrepreneurship. And also, producing more TV, but behind the scenes," she said of her exit. "I think it's time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor."

Banks added that she wanted to be creating content, not "just hosting" shows.

Three days after Banks' announcement, Variety and Deadline reported that former "DWTS" pro dancer and guest judge Julianne Hough would be joining "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro as cohost of the show.

Ribeiro joined "DWTS" in season 31 as Banks' cohost, interviewing couples in the Sky Box after their performances. For season 32, he'll take Banks' place as emcee and Hough will take over the Sky Box.

Who are the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32 judges?

Derek Hough.
Derek Hough.Eric McCandless via Getty Images

Former "Dancing With the Stars" head judge Len Goodman died in April 2023. Before his death, he announced that he was retiring from the show during season 31. In March, Variety confirmed that Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough would return to the judging table for season 32.

Who are the celebrities competing on 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32?

In July, "Vanderpump Rules" star Ariana Madix announced via an Instagram video with Derek Hough that she'd be taking to the dance floor. Madix was propelled to the spotlight this year after winding up in the middle of a very public cheating scandal when her ex-partner and costar Tom Sandoval had an affair with their friend, Rachel "Raquel" Leviss.

Then in August, on the "After The Final Rose" finale special wrapping up her quest for love, "Bachelorette" lead Charity Lawson announced that she would also be joining the cast of "DWTS" season 32 this fall. Lawson joins a long line of "Bachelorette" leads who have gone on to compete on "DWTS" like Gabby Windey, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Hannah Brown, and Trista Sutter.

On September 12, actor and country singer Jamie Lynn Spears announced she was joining the cast via Instagram. She was also the first celebrity to reveal her dance partner, Alan Bersten. (Bersten previously won season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars" with his celebrity partner, former "Bachelorette" star Hannah Brown.)

While making the announcement on "Good Morning America," Spears said she'd be donating her weekly salary to SAG-AFTRA and WGA.

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Jamie Lynn Spears attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The full "Dancing With the Stars" season 32 cast list was revealed September 13 on "Good Morning America."

Which pro dancers will be on 'Dancing With the Stars' season 32?

Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson.
Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson.Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Along with Bersten, new dad Val Chmerkovskiy recently told Us Weekly that he and his wife Jenna Johnson would both be returning to the ballroom for season 32. Johnson sat out season 31 because she was pregnant with their son, Rome.

We also know a few pros who won't be returning for the new season.

Fan-favorite Mark Ballas, who won season 31 with Charli D'Amelio, announced his retirement from "DWTS" at a March 2023 live show for the tour, per People.

"So, I just wanna finish by saying this will be the last time you see me dance in this capacity. I'm coming to a close tonight. This is gonna be my last dance," he said at the show, according to People.

In a video shared to TikTok on Sunday, Witney Carson McAllister announced that she wouldn't be returning to the ballroom for season 32.

According to her Instagram, McAllister moved with her husband and two young sons to Florida in March. She said she made the decision because she wanted some stability for her family and she also didn't think she was physically or mentally ready for the demanding schedule of the show. The dancer welcomed her son Jet in May.

"I definitely think this is just a break, I hope it's not goodbye," she said toward the end of the video. McAllister won her only mirrorball trophy when she competed with Ribeiro on season 19 in 2014.

On September 12, Sharna Burgess confirmed on the premiere episode of "Old·ish" — the new iHeartRadio podcast she cohosts with her partner Brian Austin Green and Randy Spelling — that she wasn't asked to return to "Dancing With the Stars" this season. Burgess, who last appeared on season 30 when she was paired with Green, said the last five seasons of "DWTS" were rocky for her and that she was sad she wouldn't have the show to return to after having her baby.

The full "Dancing With the Stars" season 32 pros list was revealed September 13 on "Good Morning America" when the celebrity cast was announced.

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