Sunday 22 September 2019

Karamo Brown, Christie Brinkley and Sean Spicer join Dancing With The Stars

The US version of Strictly Come Dancing will also see Lamar Odom and James Van Der Beek take to the dance floor.

Karamo Brown, Christie Brinkley and Sean Spicer join Dancing With The Stars (Netflix/PA)
Karamo Brown, Christie Brinkley and Sean Spicer join Dancing With The Stars (Netflix/PA)

By Laura Harding, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, model Christie Brinkley and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the celebrity contestants who have signed up for the new series of Dancing With The Stars.

They will be joined by Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek, former NBA star Lamar Odom, who used to be married to Khloe Kardashian, and The Supremes singer Mary Wilson on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Also taking part are country singer Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, ex-NFL star Ray Lewis, The Office actress Kate Flannery, comedian Kel Mitchell and The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown.

The line-up was announced on US breakfast show Good Morning America, where Brown said: “I want the sequins, I want the moves, I want it all.”

Brinkley said she does not think her current role as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway will give her an advantage.

She said: “No, not at all. I think of the real dancers like they could knock their own teeth out with their knee.

“I can barely get my leg up and, believe me, what I learned in Chicago doing the honey rag, you cannot dance to Beyonce doing the honey rag, so I need some moves.”

Spicer, who resigned as President Donald Trump’s press secretary in July 2017, said : “I was kicked out of band in sixth grade and the quote was ‘You have the sense of beat of a steamroller’.”

The new series of Dancing With The Stars will begin on US network ABC on September 16.

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