“I’m going to be donating some of my fees and portions of my earnings to the Cameron Boyce Foundation,” the Disney Channel star says. “And I just know he would be really really proud of me.”
Kaitlyn, Jeannie, Carole, and Skai are joined this season by Johnny Weir, Chrishell Stause, Nelly, Charles Oakley, Nev Schulman, AJ McLean, Jesse Metcalfe, Justina Machado, Monica Aldama, Vernon Davis, and Anne Heche.
Their pro partners will be revealed during the premiere, which will also serve as the debut of Tyra as the show’s new host and Derek Hough as a new judge. He took a few years off after his 17 seasons as a pro, but as he explains in the video above, he just couldn’t stay away.
“I miss the sparkle. I miss the rhinestones,” he says. “I just had to get back in that ballroom in some way.”