Dancing with the Stars season 32 cast: Who’s in and who’s out?


Updated: Sept. 19, 2023 – Dancing with the Stars season 32 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 and we’re so excited! However, longtime fans of the show will be dealing with noticeable cast changes. The heartbreaking one being, of course, the absence of legendary dancer and judge Len Goodman.

While he had announced he’d be leaving the dance competition series after season 31, there was still hope that Goodman would make an appearance during the upcoming season in some capacity. Back in November 2022, he’d stated that he was electing to retire in order to spend more time with his family in his home country of England. But, sadly, Goodman passed on April 22, 2023 after a bout with bone cancer. We expect Dancing with the Stars will honor him during season 32.

As the year has progressed, and more and more information has been shared about who will be dancing across the stage come the premiere, we now know who will be a part of the cast and who will not. Here’s what you need to know!

Dancing with the Stars 2023 cast: Who won’t be in season 32?

During the March 12 stop of the DWTS tour, Mark Ballas announced he would no longer be competing on the show. After performing with season 31 partner and champion Charli D’Amelio, the pro dancer revealed, “[T]his will be the last time you see me dance in this capacity. I’m coming to a close tonight. This is going to be my last dance.”

Ballas is not the only pro dancer to recently make a retirement announcement on the network competition show. Cheryl Burke announced at the end of season 31 she would not be competing anymore after being part of the show since season 2.

Tyra Banks is also exiting the series. TVLine reports in her interview with TMZ, the now former host of Dancing with the Stars had the following to say about her decision to step down from her position:

"I’m really focused on business. Like crazy, crazy, crazy focused on business. I feel it’s time for me to focus on my business and entrepreneurship, and also producing more TV, but behind the scenes. t"

August 2023 came with a slew of cast exit announcements:

Witney Carson cited wanting to provide consistency and dependability for her two year old son, Leo, which he hasn’t had since he was born. Her second child, Jet, is months old. Carson and her husband, Carson McAllister, decided that moving their family across country wasn’t the right decision so she’ll be sitting out of season 32.

Lindsay Arnold is once again not returning, though she has no plans to leave the show permanently. Like Carson, she has a toddler, Sage, and a months old child named June. She and her husband, Sam Cusick, don’t live in California either. They reside in Utah and she shared that she wouldn’t be able to move her family as his job requires him to remain in the state. As such, she’d be spending weeks away from the family which isn’t something she’s willing to do at this time in her girls’ lives.

Sharna Burgess’ absence from season 32, however, was not her choice. She wasn’t in season 31 because she’d taken off when she had her baby. Her expectation was that she’d be invited to return for this coming season, but Burgess wasn’t called back. Variety reports she said the following on the matter during a podcast recording of Old-ish with her co-host and husband Brian Austin Green:

"Last season I was supposed to come back but Zane was only eight weeks old… It just felt like I needed to sit in motherhood with Zane. It was always, ‘I want to come back next year,’ and ‘Of course, we love you, we’ll always have you.’Because it was such a shock, because I wasn’t expecting it, it was tough. It’s not the first time. My last five years on the show have been rocky — not because of the show. I love the show deeply, but we had a new executive producer come in, I think five years ago now. I had just won with Bobby Bones and he decided to not bring me back. There’s a lot of speculation as to why."

Dancing with the Stars season 32 cast: Who’s in the season?

DWTS has found a co-host to replace Tyra Banks. Julianne Hough is taking over for Banks. The star is a former pro dancer and judge, we’re excited to see her rejoin the Dancing with the Stars crew as a co-host alongside Alfonso Ribeiro. Judges Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba will be watching the pros and celebrities closely as they compete.

As Hidden Remote previously reported, here’s the cast and the pro dancers:

  • Tyson Beckford (52), supermodel | Partner: Jenna Johnson
  • Xochitl Gomez (17), actress | Partner: Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Alyson Hannigan (49), actress| Partner: Sasha Farber
  • Harry Jowsey (26), reality TV personality (Too Hot to Handle season 1) | Partner: Rylee Arnold
  • Charity Lawson (27), reality TV personality (The Bachelorette) | Partner: Artem Chigvintsev
  • Ariana Madix (38), reality TV personality (Vanderpump Rules) | Partner: Pasha Pashkov
  • Jason Mraz (46), singer-songwriter | Partner: Daniella Karagach
  • Adrian Peterson (38), NFL player | Partner: Britt Stewart
  • Lele Pons (27), YouTube personality and singer | Partner: Brandon Armstrong
  • Mira Sorvino (55), actress | Partner: Gleb Savchenko
  • Jamie Lynn Spears (32), actress | Partner: Alan Bersten
  • Mauricio Umansky (53), real estate broker and reality TV personality (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) | Partner: Emma Slater
  • Matt Walsh (53), actor and comedian | Partner: Koko Iwasaki
  • Barry Williams (68), actor | Partner: Peta Murgatroyd

Rylee Arnold is a new Pro dancer. Viewers may remember her from Dancing with the Stars Junior when she was partnered with black-ish star Miles Brown and coached by her sister, Lindsay. The pair came in second during the solo season of the Juniors version of the show. You can learn more about Rylee, here.

A Hidden Remote Editor contributed to this article.

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Dancing with the Stars season 32 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and Disney+. Next day streaming will be available on Hulu.