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DWTS line up announced

All the celebrities taking part in Dancing With The Stars have been unveiled.

The US dancing TV show has slowly been revealing those taking part in the upcoming 21st season over the last week. Today all the celebrities who will be trotting across the dance floor appeared on Good Morning America to confirm their inclusion.

Actor Gary was one step ahead and announced he would be donning a sequinned outfit on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show last night. Proving he has a flair for the theatrical already, the Oscar-nominated star arrived on set on a white horse.

"I am so proud to be here with you announcing this incredible mile changing thing," he said. "[I'm involved because] I didn't have anything else to do!

"Listen everybody, please pick up your telephones and vote for me."

Gary will be strutting his stuff with professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya, while culinary star Paula has been teamed with Louis Van Amstel. Paula's inclusion comes following a difficult period for the star, who admitted using a racial slur in the past during a deposition for a lawsuit which was subsequently dismissed without prejudice.

Joining the pair is singer Tamar Braxton, who will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy. Tamar kept so quiet about her inclusion even her mother Evelyn was shocked.

"She didn't even tell me!! All I received was a call this morning saying watch @GMA I'm so happy for her (sic)!" she tweeted.

Also signed up is Alex Skarlatos, one of the off-duty US soldiers who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a train in France last month.

Famed professional dancer Derek Hough will once again be taking part, teaming up with environmentalist Bindi Irwin.

The others stars taking part are singer Chaka Khan, reality TV personality Kim Zolciak, Vine star Hayes Grier, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, actor Carlos Pena Jr., jockey Victor Espinoza, singer Andy Grammer, and actor Alexa PenaVega.

Dancing With The Stars premieres in America on September 14.

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