AceShowbiz - ABC has released the first official cast photos of "Dancing with the Stars" season 21. In the images, the celebrity contestants don their dancing costumes while posing alongside their pro dancing partners.
%cBindi Irwin%, who is paired with %cDerek Hough%, wears a blue dress while her partner dons a matching jacket. She recently admitted that she had never worn heels before. "They said, 'We're going to put you in these heels,' and I don't think they realised that I had never worn heels before so I stood up and instantly fell down," she told Entertainment Tonight.
"It's kind of nice to step outside of my comfort zone and try some sparkles on," added the daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin. "I'm going to try something new and different, and work with the heels and see if I can stand up!"
Celebrity chef %cPaula Deen%, sporting a purple gown, shows her move along with returning pro %cLouis Van Amstel%. %cAlexa Vega%, who will compete against her husband %cCarlos Pena Jr.%, shows some skin in a light blue dress. She will dance with %cMark Ballas%, while Carlos is partnered with %cWitney Carson%.
%cAndy Grammer%, meanwhile, is featured in his image alone. He was initially partnered with %cPeta Murgatroyd%, but is now going to dance with %cAllison Holker% because Peta is sidelined due to leg injury.
Other pairs competing for the Mirror Ball trophy are %cTamar Braxton% & %cValentin Chmerkovskiy%, %cChaka Khan% & %cKeo Motsepe%, %cNick Carter% & %cSharna Burgess%, %cKim Zolciak% & %cTony Dovolani%, %cVictor Espinoza% & %cKarina Smirnoff%, %cAlek Skarlatos% & %cLindsay Arnold%, %cGary Busey% & %cAnna Trebunskaya%, and %cHayes Grier% & %cEmma Slater%.
The new season of "DWTS" kicks off September 14 at 8 P.M. ET on ABC.