Simone BIlies (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

The latest cast of characters for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars will include an Olympic gold medalist and a man known for wearing lots of gold.

Gymnast Simone Biles and actor Mr. T are slated to perform on the 24th season of the dance competition, though ABC has not officially confirmed.


Biles, who dazzled as a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, took home five gold medals, including individual golds in the all-around, vault and floor-exercise events.

Mr. T, a former wrestler, is best-known as Rocky nemesis Clubber Lang in 1982’s Rocky III and B.A. Baracus in the 1980s TV series The A-Team.


The full cast, including celebrity dancers and their pro partners, will be announced Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The show, which pairs politicians, athletes, actors and singers with professional dancers, will premiere March 20 at 8 p.m. ET.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Deputy Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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