The pair appeared live on "GMA" this morning with their pro partners. Val Chmerkovskiy, whose partner last season was “Good Morning America” chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, will dance with Hernandez, while fan favorite pro Cheryl Burke returns this season to partner with Lochte.
The others in the cast come from the worlds of TV, music and sports. They are “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, actress Marilu Henner, singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, “Little Women LA” star Terra Jolé, actor Jake T. Austin, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, race car driver James Hinchcliffe and country singer Jana Kramer.
Also returning to the dance floor are fan favorite pros Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the brother of Val Chmerkovskiy. Julianne Hough, a former “DWTS” pro dancer and Derek Hough's sister, will make her return to the ballroom as a judge.
The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 12, on ABC.
Season 23 couples:
Ryan Lochte will be paired with Cheryl Burke
Laurie Hernandez with Val Chmerkovskiy
Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev
Amber Rose with Maks Chmerkovskiy
Terra Jole with Sasha Farber
Marilu Henner with Derek Hough
Gov. Rick Perry with Emma Slater
Jake T. Austin with Jenna Johnson
Calvin Johnson with Lindsay Arnold
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds with Allison Holker
Vanilla Ice with Witney Carson
James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess
Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko