Harper joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competition

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5:35 p.m.
AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute
Standing, from left, are NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, TV personality Jack Osbourne, actor Corbin Bleu,  Bill Nye, the “Science Guy,” actor Brant Daugherty, and seated from left, TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, actress Valerie Harper, singer-actress Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and actress Amber Riley on “Good Morning America.” These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on “Dancing with the Stars.”
AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute Standing, from left, are NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, comic Bill Engvall, TV personality Jack Osbourne, actor Corbin Bleu, Bill Nye, the “Science Guy,” actor Brant Daugherty, and seated from left, TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, actress Valerie Harper, singer-actress Christina Milian, actress Elizabeth Berkley and actress Amber Riley on “Good Morning America.” These 11 celebrities, along with actress Leah Remini, will be the next celebrity contestants on “Dancing with the Stars.”

NEW YORK — Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” and Ozzy’s kid Jack Osbourne.

Other contestants are Bill Nye, the “Science Guy”; “Pretty Little Liars” actor Brant Daugherty; former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson; singer and actress Christina Milian; actress Elizabeth Berkley; “High School Musical” actor Corbin Bleu; “Glee” actress Amber Riley; country comic Bill Engvall; and “King of Queens” actress Leah Remini.

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres Sept. 16.

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