Tom DeLay to Dance With Stars

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2009 10:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Here's to hoping Tom DeLay is better at dancing than he is at obeying campaign finance laws. Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron announced this season’s cast on Good Morning America this morning, and it included the former House majority leader. Bergeron said even he was floored when he heard that DeLay would be on the show. “I went, you’re kidding,” he said. “This guy is an X-factor,” the GMA host agreed.

With 16 contestants, it’ll be the biggest Dancing cast yet. Here’s the rest of the list:

  • Michael Irving, former Dallas Cowboy
  • Macy Gray, Grammy-winning singer
  • Melissa Joan Hart, actress
  • Mark Dacascos, host of Iron Chef America
  • Louie Vito, snowboarder
  • Chuck Liddell, UFC fighter
  • Kelly Osbourne, reality TV personality
  • Natalie Coughlin, Olympic swimmer
  • Mya, Grammy-winning singer
  • Joanna Krupa, model
  • Kathy Ireland, supermodel
  • Ashley Hamilton, son of former contestant George Hamilton
  • Debbi Mazar, Entourage actress
  • Donny Osmond, Marie's other half
  • Aaron Carter, pop singer