Everything You Need To Know About 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31, Including the Cast, Pros, Who's Been Eliminated and More

From the cast to the new co-host, returning pros and who's still in the competition and more, here are all the deets.

It seems like Dancing with the Stars season 30 took a bow only a few months ago, but it's true the Emmy-nominated reality franchise is already back fro season 31. Read on to find out everything we know so far about Dancing with the Stars season 31 (DWTS 2022), including the new host, judges, eliminations and more.

When does Dancing with the Stars season 31 premiere in 2022?

DWTS season 31 premiered on Sept. 19, 2022 on Disney+.

What channel is Dancing with the Stars on?

In a change after 16 years on ABC, Dancing with the Stars will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2022. ABC announced the network switch along with the season 31 renewal news.

How long has Dancing with the Stars been on TV?

Dancing with the Stars premiered June 1, 2005 and concluded its 30th season on ABC on Nov. 22, 2021. For season 31, the dance reality series moved to Disney+.

Will Tyra Banks return as host for Dancing with the Stars season 31?

Back during DWTS season 29, longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired. Subsequently Tyra Banks took their place. While the host and creator of America's Next Top Model has drawn much criticism from the DWTS fanbase, Tyra, who also serves as an executive producer, returned as DWTS host for season 31.

But she isn't alone! In July, it was announced that Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star (and DWTS season 19 champ) Alfonso Ribiero would be serving as co-host. “Dancing with the Stars has been such an important part of my life for so many years, and I am ecstatic to officially re-join this tight-knit family as co-host,” he said. “Tyra and I have a longstanding friendship that I hope will resonate with all of the fans at home as we kick off this new season on Disney+.”

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Who's in the Dancing with the Stars season 31 cast in 2022?

The Dancing with the Stars season 31 cast was announced on September 8, 2022.

Joseph Baena (eliminated in week 5)

Fitness model and actor Joseph Baena is most well known as the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger. When he was 13, his world was thrown for a loop when he discovered that he was the child of the action star and former California governor. He has used the decade since then to become closer with his father, and even follow in his footsteps with bodybuilding and fitness.

Selma Blair (self eliminated in week 5)

Actress Selma Blair had her breakout moment in the popular films Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde. She then went on to have her own superhero moment with a starring role in both Hellboy films. She was most recently seen in her 2021 documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, which chronicles Blair’s intimate and raw journey with multiple sclerosis and her stem cell transplant.

Wayne Brady

Host, actor, singer, and comedian Wayne Brady can seemingly do it all. He made a name for himself showcasing his musical improvisation talents on Who's Line Is It Anyway? He then went on to host his own daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show, and brought those skills behind the mic to the CBS revival of Let's Make a Deal, which he has been emceeing since 2009. His various works have gotten him five Emmy wins, the first to win Primetime and Daytime awards in two consecutive years.

Sam Champion (eliminated in week 4)

The forecast hopefully looks good for Sam Champion on the DWTS stage! He served as the weather anchor for Good Morning America from 2006 to 2013. In his capacity as weather editor, he also built ABC News' Weather, Climate and Environment Unit, and oversaw all weather, climate and environmental coverage and content on all ABC platforms. He departed the program to become the managing editor for the Weather Channel before ultimately returning to WABC. He received a Peabody Award for his "Sandy Coverage" and has won four Emmys.

Related: Who Will Win Dancing with the Stars Season 31?

Charli D'Amelio

Charli was confirmed to be participating in this season of DWTS by TMZ. She has been described as TikTok's biggest star for a time was the most-followed creator on the platform. Her dancing experience is fairly comprehensive, having danced since she was a kid and starting her career as a backup dancer on several shows and specials. She even danced with Derek and his sister Julianne Hough, performing their ode to Dirty Dancing on their show Step Into...the Movies.

Heidi D'Amelio

Charli will not be the only member of the D'Amelio family competing for the Mirrorball trophy! TMZ also claims that her mother Heidi D'Amelio would be on the season, facing off against her daughter. Before having her daughter (as well as her sister Dixie), Heidi was a model and a fitness trainer. She also has a large social media following herself, with 10 million followers on TikTok and 2 million followers on Instagram.

Jessie James Decker (eliminated in week 6)

Jessie James Decker is a country artist whose songs have been topping the Billboard Country, Indie, Dance, and Pop charts since she first came onto the scene in 2014. She's also grown from a singer to a multihyphenate, a two-time New York Times bestselling author and a fashion designer for her clothing line "Kittenish." She also starred in a reality series with her husband, former NFL player Eric Decker, called Eric & Jessie: Game On on E!

Trevor Donovan

Actor and model Trevor Donovan is most well known for his role as Teddy Montgomery on the 90210 revival. He was the show's first and only LGBTQ+ character that was a series regular. He's gone on to become a mainstay in many Hallmark Channel holiday films, and will appear in the upcoming biopic Reagan as Secret Service agent John Barletta.

Daniel Durant

Daniel Durant is hoping DWTS will serve as a nice "coda" to what has been a whirlwind year. He was recently seen starring as part of the ensemble of the Oscar-winning CODA. But he made a splash on screen from 2013 to 2017 on Switched at Birth. The deaf actor's performance career started on stage where he became a mainstay in Deaf West Theatre, most recently on Broadway with their production of Spring Awakening.

Teresa Giudice (eliminated in week 2)

Teresa Giudice is going from table flips to heel flips on the dance floor. The television personality has been the star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey since its first season, filling our screens with drama for over a decade. She's levied that spotlight into writing six books, including three cookbooks. In 2013, she and her then-husband were convicted for 41 counts of fraud, spending almost a year in prison before her release.

Vinny Guadagnino

Vinny Guadagnino has been fist-pumping on our screens for over a decade. He'll be bringing "GTL" to DWTS as a part of the phenomenon Jersey Shore cast on MTV since 2009. He also starred on his own dating show in A Double Shot at Love on MTV and has co-authored several books before ultimately returning to the shore in Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. He has a residency at Chippendale's Las Vegas, where he served as celebrity host for a year.

Cheryl Ladd (eliminated in week 3)

Cheryl Ladd blew up when she replaced Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels during its second season. Starring on the series for five seasons, she levied her popularity into a musical career, even performing the National Anthem at the 1980 Super Bowl. She had a top-40 Billboard Hot 100 single and a gold record. Other credits include Purple Hearts, Millennium, and the TV series Las Vegas.

Jason Lewis (eliminated in week 1)

Jason Lewis is most well-known for his role as Smith Jerrod, Samantha's kind boyfriend on Sex and the City. He started his career as a model, walking the runway for Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger. Other credits include recurring roles in Brothers & Sisters and Charmed, and was part of the cast of the supernatural series Midnight, Texas.


Darius Jeremy Pierce, more well-known by his drag persona Shangela, is one of the most famous drag performers in the world. She became a household name (and meme) appearing on three seasons of the Emmy-winning reality series RuPaul's Drag Race. Shangela has appeared in a number of television shows, including Community, The X-Files, and 2 Broke Girls. Due to her role in A Star is Born, she became the first person to walk the Oscars red carpet in drag. Shangela currently co-hosts the critically-acclaimed HBO series We're Here.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks surged into the spotlight in 2007 when she won the sixth season of American Idol. She is the show's youngest winner to date. Her self-titled debut went platinum, selling over 2 million copies worldwide. The first three singles of "Jordin Sparks" went top five, and the album's second single, "No Air," sold four million digital downloads, and also has the distinction of being the third highest-selling single by any Idol alum.

Gabby Windey

Gabby Windey is the latest alum from the Bachelor-verse to make their way onto DWTS. She first appeared as a contestant during season 26 of The Bachelor, where she was unable to win Clayton Echard's heart and finished as co-runner-up alongside Rachel Recchia. She and Rachel are currently the co-leads on this season of The Bachelorette, where her personal choice of partner has already been decided in Erich Schwer.

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Who’s in the cast of professional Dancing with the Stars dancers in season 31?

The professional lineup for DWTS season 31 was announced alongside the celebrity cast. The group features the return of pros Mark Ballas and Louis van Amstel, who have not appeared on the show since seasons 25 and 21, respectively. A new pro is also performing in Koko Iwasaki, who finished as runner-up on season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance.

Notably missing this season from the pros are Sharna Burgess, Jenna Johnson (who is currently expecting her first child), and Lindsay Arnold (who cites wanting to spend time with her family). The latter memorably split with his wife and fellow pro Emma Slater last week. The full list of pros for DWTS season 31 are:

Alan Bersten (7th season)
Artem Chigvintsev (11th season)
Brandon Armstrong (5th season)
Britt Stewart (3rd season)
Cheryl Burke (25th season)
Daniella Karagach (3rd season)
Emma Slater (14th season)
Gleb Savchenko (10th season)
Koko Iwasaki (1st season)
Louis van Amstel (11th season)
Mark Ballas (20th season)
Pasha Pashkov (4th season)
Peta Murgatroyd (14th season)
Sasha Farber (10th season)
Val Chmerkovskiy (18th season)
Witney Carson (13th season)

Who are the celebrity-pro pairs for Dancing with the Stars season 31?

–Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach
–Selma Blair and Sasha Farber
–Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
–Sam Champion
 and Cheryl Burke
–Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas
–Heidi D'Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev
–Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten
–Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
–Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
–Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov
–Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki
–Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel 
–Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd 
–Shangela and Gleb Savchenko 
–Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong 
–Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy

Who has been eliminated on Dancing with the Stars?

Week 1: Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd

Week 2: Teresa Giudice and Pasha Paskhov

Week 3: Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel

Week 4: Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke

Week 5, Part 1: Selma Blair and Sasha Farber

Week 5, Part 2: Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach

Week 6: Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten

Who's left this season on Dancing with the Stars?

Wayne Brady and Witney Carson

Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas

Heidi D'Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev

Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater

Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart

Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki

Shangela and Gleb Savchenko

Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong

Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy

Who are the Dancing with the Stars judges in 2022 for season 31?

DWTS season 30 saw Len Goodman return to the judges' table after sitting out the previous season. He joined Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and newest judge Derek Hough. All four judges have officially been announced to return for season 31.

Len Goodman

Carrie Ann Inaba

Bruno Tonioli

Derek Hough

Will Derek Hough return as a pro on Dancing with the Stars?

It doesn't seem likely! Back in March, Derek Hough chatted with TV Line about his future on Dancing with the Stars. And while we're sure we'll see more of Derek in the ballroom, he will be behind the judges' table rather than paired with a contestant. Here's what he told the publication about his future:

“My favorite part of that whole process is seeing that ‘a-ha’ moment in their eyes when they say, ‘I can do this!’” he said. “[Doing Step Into…] gave me that feeling again where I was showing somebody something and they felt, ‘We did it.’

“I don’t know,” he continued, when asked if he would return as a pro. “I like having the best of both worlds where I get to be a part of the show as a judge and do performances but also have time that allows me the freedom to do other projects.”

Related: Is Derek Hough as Good as Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars?

Is Sharna Burgess returning for season 31?

No! Sharna, who has been with DWTS since season 16, gave birth to her first child with her boyfriend (and season 30 partner) Brian Austin Green on June 28. Considering the physical recovery from giving birth, Sharna is taking a break from the dance floor in September.

Related: See the First Pics of Sharna and Brian's New Baby

Is Val Chmerkovskiy returning for season 31?

Yes! Despite Val's comments at the end of season 30 about the end of his tenure on DWTS, he's back for season 31. Val has been a big part of DWTS since arriving as a pro in season 13.

During season 30, he told Entertainment Tonight, "Is this my last season? Probably. I have no regrets about my tenure on the show. I have no regrets about the season. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to end it with." He was referring to influencer Olivia Jade.

What happened to Selma Blair on Dancing with the Stars?

On October 17, Selma Blair shocked the DWTS world when she announced she would be withdrawing from the show. Her leaving was for medical reasons, as the physical intensity of the competition had taken a toll on her body, which had already been in a vulnerable state due to her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.

“As you know, I've been monitored and in touch with my doctors this whole process,” Selma told partner Sasha Farber at the start of a rehearsal in the clip that announced her departure. “I had these MRI's and it all adds up to I can't, I can't, I can't go on with the competition. I pushed as far as I could. I'm so sorry Sasha.” The pair was able to perform one last song on their way out of the competition.

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What happened in season 30 of Dancing with the Stars?

A milestone season saw a milestone winner. Iman Shumpert came into the finale as the underdog, but took home the Mirrorball trophy alongside Daniella Karagach. Iman was the first NBA player to both make the finals and win. YouTube personality JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, the series' first same-sex couple, placed second. Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke placed third, and The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten placed fourth.

Related: Dance Partners for Life! Inside Dancing with the Stars Pro Jenna Johnson’s Steamy Relationship With Val Chmerkovskiy

What Bachelor contestants will appear on Dancing with the Stars season 31?

For season 31, Gabby Windey is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy is representing Bachelor Nation. Bachelor Nation has always played a role on DWTS, with former Bachelor Matt James most recently representing the rosy franchise.

Related: Cheryl Burke Says DWTS Casting Is Like an Arranged Marriage

Are there any new rules in 2022 for DWTS season 31?

We don't know if there'll be any new rules yet, but we do know there will be a new network! DWTS season 31 will stream live exclusively on Disney+. The last big change in the rules came in season 28 of Dancing with the Stars after the shocking victory of Bobby Bones the previous season. First, the audience was now able to vote both online and by text, limited to only 10 votes per couple per method. The second saw the institution of the somewhat controversial "Judges' Save," where the judges chose who would go home out of the bottom two couples every week.

Is Dancing with the Stars returning for season 32?

Yes! ABC announced that Dancing with the Stars had be renewed for season 32 on April 8, 2022.

Where can I watch and stream DWTS for season 31?

Dancing with the Stars will stream live on Disney+ in its traditional two-hour time slot from 8-10 p.m. ET on Monday nights. You can stream it on Disney+.

What time does Dancing with the Stars come on?

DWTS will air from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on Monday nights.

How to vote on Dancing with the Stars this season

As always, fan voting will play a crucial role in which couples survive the night. Fans have been able to vote online or via text.

What night is Dancing with the Stars on?

Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday nights.

Next, find out how much celebrities and pros get paid on Dancing with the Stars.