'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23 Cast Revealed: Lochte, Rose and Vanilla Ice Among Contestants | NBC 10 Philadelphia

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23 Cast Revealed: Lochte, Rose and Vanilla Ice Among Contestants

ABC made it official with the contestants coming together for the first time Tuesday.

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    (L-R) Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and Ryan Lochte.

    Break out the sequins, rip open those shirts and cue the music: the "Dancing With the Stars" season 23 cast has been revealed. ABC made it official with the contestants coming together on Tuesday, Aug. 30 on "Good Morning America."

    As expected, the cast includes Olympian (and scandal-maker) Ryan Lochte, along with Laurie Hernandez and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    Lochte said he joined the show as a way to move on from his Rio scandal.

    "The past two weeks have been the lowest point of my life...Fans, my family, my friends have all been really positive, keeping me going...I want to put that behind me. I'm never one to dwell on the past," Lochte said on GMA. "I just want to move forward...Everyone's got to be sick and tired of hearing about this, I know I am. I just want to move forward and...put on my dancing shoes. At least try to."

    "I'm definitely really excited. This is completely new for me. I think it's time for me to hang up my speedo and put on my dancing shoes," he said later in the show.

    But can he dance?

    "No, I can't. I'm starting from scratch," he said. "This is a new experience. I'm going to treat this like going into the Olympics."

    The cast is rounded out by a host of familiar faces including Amber Rose, Olympian Laurie Hernandez, Terra Jole, Marilu Henner, Vanilla Ice, former Detroit Lion Pro Bowler Calvin Johnson, Jake T. Austin, Babyface, James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer and Brady Bunch alum "Marcia" Maureen McCormick.

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