'Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 pros announced: Mark Ballas, Mr. and Mrs. Chmerkovskiy

'Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 pros announced: Mark Ballas, Mr. and Mrs. ChmerkovskiyEntertainment

NFL free agent Rashad Jennings beat out Chicago Cub David Ross in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24 finale. USA TODAY

Break out your dancing shoes — Dancing with the Stars is gearing up for its 25th season. 

Good Morning America announced the professional dancer lineup Thursday. Joining for the news? Mark Ballas, a fan favorite who has been MIA from the last two seasons of the show and will rejoin the cast for season 25. 

In addition to Ballas, DWTS fans will get not just one, but two Chmerkovskiy brothers this season — and Peta Murgatroyd, aka Mrs. Maks. (The veteran pros welcomed son Shai in January and tied the knot in July.)

Emma Slater, who earned the Mirror Ball trophy with NFL player Rashad Jennings last season, will return to defend her title.

Also joining as a first-time pro is So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 alumnus Alan Bersten, who ably filled Maks’ shoes, teaming with Heather Morris after an injury sidelined Maks for most of last season.

 

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