Tamar Braxton, Chaka Khan Will Compete on New Season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
After weeks of instructors showing off their best versions of the whip and nae nae on ABC, Dancing with the Stars has just announced it's new lineup of celebrity contestants. Singers Tamar Braxton and Chaka Khan will be showing off their dance moves this season.
Braxton and Khan, along with the rest of the contestants, were revealed on Good Morning America earlier today (Aug. 2). DWTS host Tom Bergeron announced the fresh faces of season 21 including "The One" singer and the famed "Queen of Funk." It will be a close call as to who will cha cha her way to the big trophy. Braxton will be dancing alongside reigning pro champion, Val Chmerkovskiy, who took the title last season with actress Rumer Willis, while Khan is paired up with Keo Motsepe, the first black professional dancer to boogie on DWTS.
Other contestants include Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, pop singer Andy Grammer, celebrity chef Paul Deen and first-ever married contestants, actress Alexa Vega and Big Time Rush actor and singer, Carlos Pena.
Dressed in a blush-toned floor-length top, jeans and heels, the Real Talk host and Braxton Family Values star admitted that her relatives, including Toni Braxton, weren't aware of this news.
"Well, this is the reveal," Tamar said on GMA. "I haven't told them yet. No, I didn't tell them. I think they know now. Hi, girls!"
While they've got moves of her own, this is a new arena for both. Catch Tamar Braxton and Chaka Khan in action when Dancing with the Stars premieres on Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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