Dancing With the Stars is bringing back a familiar face!
Kym Johnson, who last competed on the celebrity dance competition in spring 2015 with her now-husband, Robert Herjavec, will make a grand return to the DWTS dance floor as a pro for season 24, ET has exclusively learned. The 40-year-old Aussie will be partnered with Mr. T in the new cycle.
Johnson’s return to DWTS comes months after she told ET in August 2016 that she was officially done with the show.
“I love the show and I love to still be part of it, but you know, I still want to hang up my dance shoes and what a way to end,” Johnson said. “It’s like, ‘Thank you, Dancing With the Stars.”
In September 2016, she filled in for DWTS co-host Erin Andrews alongside longtime emcee Tom Bergeron.
ET has also confirmed new celebrity participants and some of their pro partners. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles will be paired with Sasha Farber for the upcoming season. Bachelor Nick Viall will continue the streak of Bachelor/Bachelorette presence on DWTS, and will be partnered with returning pro Peta Murgatroyd, who will be back on the dance floor after giving birth to son Shai.
Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei will be partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy, while Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko. Charo, who previously appeared on DWTS in 2010 teaching Pamela Anderson the flamenco, will be paired with pro Keo Motsepe, while bull rider Bonner Bolton will slip on the dancing shoes with Sharna Burgess.
Former Glee star Heather Morris, ex-Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings and comedian Chris Kattan will also be competing. Pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return. Former Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is reportedly also in the cast.
Among the pros not returning for the upcoming installment? Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani.
The official season 24 cast announcement will take place on Good Morning America on Wednesday. The new season premieres Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Additional reporting by Jennifer Peros.