Dancing with the Stars 2009 cast revealed, includes Tom DeLay

tom-delay-dancing-with-the-stars-2009The new contestants of Dancing with the Stars 2009 were announced Monday on “Good Morning America” by host Tom Bergeron which include Tom DeLay.

Tom DeLay, the former Republican Majority Leader, will join 15 other celebrities on the new season of the reality program.

Here are the 16 “Dancing With The Stars” contestants for Season 9:

1. Kathy Ireland, supermodel
2. Macy Gray, Grammy-winning singer
3. Melissa Joan Hart, actress and one of the stars on our wish list
4. Mya, R&B singer and actress
5. Ashley Hamilton, ex-husband of Shannen Doherty and son of Season 2’s George Hamilton
6. Michael Irvin, ex-NFL wide receiver
7. Mark Dacascos, The Chairman on Iron Chef America
8. Donny Osmond, entertainer and brother of Season 5’s Marie Osmond
9. Kelly Osbourne, singer and daughter of Ozzy Osbourne
10. Debi Mazar, Entourage star
11. Chuck Liddell, light heavyweight champion
12. Natalie Coughlin, 11-time Olympic medalist in swimming
13. Joanna Krupa, model; most recently seen on ABC’s The Superstars
14. Louie Vito, snowboarder
15. Aaron Carter, singer and brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter
16. Tom DeLay, former House majority leader

This year’s “Dancing With The Stars” will have a new twist to it, announced Bergeron.

“In the middle of our season, over three weeks, we’re going to have double eliminations,” Bergeron said. “We’ll lose about half of our cast within that period. It will be a ballroom bloodbath.”

Bergeron will still be joined by Samantha Harris as his co-host. Within this period, the show will include ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer-choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Dancing With The Stars Season 9 premieres September 21 on ABC at 8/7c.