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Nick Lachey and Terrell Owens lead 'Dancing With the Stars' cast

Tthe cast of Season 25 of "Dancing with the Stars," is announced live on "Good Morning America," Wednesday in New York. Nick and Vanessa Lachey, retired athletes Derek Fisher and Terrell Owens and singer Debbie Gibson headline the upcoming season. (ABC)

Tthe cast of Season 25 of "Dancing with the Stars," is announced live on "Good Morning America," Wednesday in New York. Nick and Vanessa Lachey, retired athletes Derek Fisher and Terrell Owens and singer Debbie Gibson headline the upcoming season. (ABC)

Competition could be stiff during the 25th season of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres Sept. 18. Will a boy bander take the title? Or maybe, as is often the case, a former athlete will shimmy to victory. Here's a look at the competitors.

Nick Lachey, most famous for being the lead singer of 98 Degrees and marrying Jessica Simpson, will be going head-to-head with his current wife, Vanessa. You may remember her from Entertainment Tonight and Total Request Live once upon a time. It seems like a boy bander would be an ideal candidate, what with all the choreography such a gig entails. Then again, 98 Degrees didn't exactly have Backstreet's skills.

If you're wondering, "Hey, didn't Nick Lachey already compete on Dancing With the Stars?" you're almost right. His brother Drew competed — and won! — during Season 2. But it seems more likely than ever that former wide receiver (and exceptional end zone celebrant) Terrell Owens will win instead.

Former NFL players tend to go far on the show.

But so do athletes in general, which means wrestler Nikki Bella could give the guys a run for their money. As could former basketball player/coach Derek Fisher and Paralympian Victoria Arlen.

The rest of the cast is looking a little less athletic. Frankie Muniz, best known as the kid from Malcolm in the Middle (or Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! depending on your tastes) also made the line-up, along with Sasha Pieterse from Pretty Little Liars and '80s pop sensation Debbie Gibson, who admittedly had some pretty special spin moves back in the day.

Rounding out the list is one of the Property Brothers (Drew, if you must know), singer Jordan Fisher, violinist Lindsey Stirling and Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran. May the best Paso Doble win.

Nick Lachey and Terrell Owens lead 'Dancing With the Stars' cast 09/06/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:19pm]
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