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Paula Deen joins new season of 'Dancing With the Stars' cast

Season 21 of the popular dance competition show is upon us, and the stars are lined up to show their skills.
/ Source: TODAY

The cast of Season 21 of "Dancing With the Stars" was announced by ABC on Tuesday, and it's quite an eclectic lineup that includes everyone from Paula Deen to the first-ever married couple competing against each other (that's Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena).


Here's the list of dancers-to-be, along with their pro partners:

Andy Grammer (Allison Holker)

Alexa Vega (Mark Ballas)

Bindi Irwin (Derek Hough)

Bindi IrwinAP file

Chaka Khan (Keo Motsepe)

Paula Deen (Louis Van Amstel)

Hayes Grier (Emma Slater)

Chaka KhanAP file

Nick Carter (Sharna Burgess)

Carlos Pena (Witney Carson)

Gary Busey (Anna Trebunskaya)

Alek Skarlatos (Lindsay Arnold)

Victor Espinoza (Karina Smirnoff)

Tamar Braxton (Val Chermovskiy)

Kim Zolciak (Tony Dovolani)

Gary BuseyAP file

The judges' table remains largely the same, with Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba all returning, but head judge Len Goodman is not returning and the show will have guest judges fill his role.

"Dancing With the Stars" returns for a two-night premiere starting Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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