The Huffington Post: Carson Kressley Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 13 Cast

August 30th, 2011

The Huffington Post

Carson Kressley Joins ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 13 Cast

By Ellie Krupnick
First Posted: 8/30/11 08:37 AM ET
Updated: 8/30/11 08:37 AM ET

Well here’s some news that should surprise no one.

Carson Kressley, former fashion guru from Bravo’s “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” will be among the latest household names to square off in “Dancing With The Stars.”

Announced on Monday night, Kressley will join 11 other cable TV stars, athletes and even a war vet to dance all sorts of dances America has never heard of while wearing garishly sparkly costumes.

Needless to say, we imagine the famously flamboyant Kressley is thrilled about the opportunity to whip out his sequined best.

Also (sort of) representing the fashion pack will be Elisabetta Canalis, the Italian model and actress who is more famous for holding the title of George Clooney’s most recent ex-girlfriend.

The rest of the cast, listed below, boasts surprises such as basketball player Ron Artest and Headline News host Nancy Grace.

But we’re really most excited about Kressley. If his “DWTS” persona is as funny as his cheeky turns on “Queer Eye” and the hilarious “Straight Talk” sketch, we may be tuning in every week.

ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” premieres at 8/7c on September 19.

Ricki Lake
Ron Artest
Kristin Cavallari
Chynna Phillips
David Arquette
Carson Kressley
Nancy Grace
J.R. Martinez
Hope Solo
Rob Kardashian
Elisabetta Canalis
Chaz Bono