The 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23 Cast List Has Some Olympic Surprises

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: (BROADCAST - OUT) Swimmer, Ryan Lochte of the United States poses for a photo with his gold medal on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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It's here, it's here, it's finally here. The full Dancing With The Stars Season 23 cast list, I mean. The newest celebrity dancers were revealed on Tuesday's Good Morning America, and, in the lineup, we've got your classic mix of Olympians, a Brady, a politician, TV stars, and even musical icons from previous decades. OK, I guess that's not really a classic mix, but it's sure an exciting one. 

Speaking of the Olympians, you might be surprised to see Ryan Lochte's name, even though rumors had been circling that the swimmer would join DWTS. Then again, you might not be surprised, considering what's transpired over the last few weeks. After the whole debacle at the 2016 Rio Olympic games — where Lochte admitted to over-exaggerating a story about being robbed at gunpoint — the gold medal winner could use some positive media coverage. What's a better place to start than the dance floor? Lochte will be paired with Cheryl Burke, and, if he's as good a dancer as he is a swimmer, he'll go far. 

But this season's wild card looks like it could be Amber Rose. As a former exotic dancer, Rose will probably pick up the moves faster than a lot of her competitors. Plus, from everything I've gathered about Rose, she doesn't seem averse to hard work. Watch out for her, she could really take this one home. 

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Then again, we do have Vanilla Ice on this list, the '90s hip hop artist who made a name for himself by not understanding what plagiarism means and, yes, dancing. Oh, and maybe for his haircut. What I'm trying to say is, if the DWTS gods let him do at least one routine to "Ice Ice Baby," I'll be pretty happy. I have a strange feeling that he would be too. 

See the full cast with their professional dancer pairings below. 

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Amber Rose
Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Laurie Hernandez
Artem Chigvintsev & Maureen McCormick
Sasha Farber & Terra Jole
Derek Hough & Marilu Henner
Witney Carson & Vanilla Ice
Lindsay Arnold & Calvin Johnson
Jenna Johnson & Jake T. Austin
Allison Holker & Babyface
Sharna Burgess & James Hinchcliffe
Emma Slater & Rick Perry
Cheryl Burke & Ryan Lochte
Gleb Savchenko & Jana Kramer

Dancing With the Stars season 23 premieres Monday, September 12. Let's do this, ABC. 

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