Charo to Compete on the New Season of ABCs “Dancing with the Stars”

Charo is ready to cuchi cuchi on the dance floor…

The 65-year-old Spanish actress, comedian and flamenco guitarist has joined the lineup for the next season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which will return on Monday, March 20.


Throughout the 1970s, Charo was a highly visible personality, appearing on The Love Boat, as well as on variety and talk shows like Donny & Marie, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Captain and Tennille, The John Davidson Show, The Mike Douglas Show, which she guest-hosted at least once, and the short-lived Brady Bunch variety spinoff.

Most recently, Charo, who has a regular touring show in addition to appearances in Branson, Missouri and Las Vegas, has made television appearances on Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity Wife Swap, Jane The Virgin and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Charo, who will be paired with professional dancer Keo Motsepe, will compete against Mr. T, Chris Kattan, Nancy Kerrigan, among others.

The cast of the 24th season of the ABC series was announced today on the network’s Good Morning America.

Here’s the full list of celebrity dancers and their professional partners:

Bull rider-turned-model Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess
Singer & Vegas legend Charo with Keo Motsepe
Former Saturday Nigh Live comic Chris Kattan with Witney Carson
Two-time World Series champ David Ross with Lindsay Arnold
Dance pop star Erika Jayne with Gleb Savchenko
Actress Heather Morris with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Actor and ’80s icon Mr. T with Kym Herjavec
Former ice skater and Tonya Harding foe Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev
Bachelor Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd
Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Football player Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles with Sasha Farber

Dancing with the Stars kicks off live at 8:00 pm ET on March 20.