EXCLUSIVE: Kym Johnson returning for 'DWTS' season 24; celebrity pairings revealed


Dancing With the Stars is bringing back a familiar face!

Kym Johnson, who last competed on the celebrity dance competition in spring 2015 with her now-husband, Robert Herjavec, will make a grand return to the DWTS dance floor as a pro for season 24, ET has exclusively learned. The 40-year-old Aussie will be partnered with Mr. Tin the new cycle.

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Johnson's return to DWTS comes months after she told ET in August 2016 that she was officially done with the show.

"I love the show and I love to still be part of it, but you know, I still want to hang up my dance shoes and what a way to end," Johnson said. "It's like, 'Thank you, Dancing With the Stars."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - ROBERT HERJAVEC AND KYM JOHNSON - The 10th anniversary celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is strapping on their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, MARCH 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Robert Herjavec is partnered with Kym Johnson. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Professional dancer Kym Johnson and inverstor Robert Herjavec attend the premiere of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season 20 at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Robert Herjavec, Shirley Ballas and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Professional dancer Kym Johnson and inverstor Robert Herjavec attend the premiere of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season 20 at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Shirley Ballas, Paul Killick, Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Kym Johnson performs on Dancing With The Stars: Live! at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson and Sasha Farber attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Dancer Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season premiere at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Professional dancer Kym Johnson and inverstor Robert Herjavec attend the premiere of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season 20 at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Kym Johnson performs on Dancing With The Stars: Live! at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - ABC announced the 'Dancing with the Stars' 10th anniversary celebrity cast and professional pairings live on 'Good Morning America,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 'Dancing with the Stars' premieres live on MONDAY, MARCH 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC via Getty Images) ROBERT HERJAVEC, KYM JOHNSON
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - ABC announced the 'Dancing with the Stars' 10th anniversary celebrity cast and professional pairings live on 'Good Morning America,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 'Dancing with the Stars' premieres live on MONDAY, MARCH 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC via Getty Images) REDFOO, EMMA SLATER, KYM JOHNSON, ROBERT HERJAVEC, RUMER WILLIS, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, TONY DOVOLANI, SUZANNE SOMERS, NOAH GALLOWAY, SHARNA BURGESS, MARK BALLAS, WILLOW SHIELDS, WITNEY CARSON, MICHAEL SAM, PETA MURGATROYD, ALLISON HOLKER, RIKER LYNCH, PATTI LABELLE, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV CHARLOTTE MCKINNEY, KEO MOTSEPE
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Brittany Cherry, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Kym Johnson (C) performs at 'Dancing With The Stars: Live!' - Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec are seen on June 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Wilbur/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 31: TV Personality Robert Herjavec (L) and his Wife Dancer / TV Personality Kym Johnson (R) attend the opening night of '42nd Street' at the Pantages Theatre on May 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec appear to promote 'You Don't Have To Be A Shark: Creating Your Own Success' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend Robert Herjavec In Conversation With Barbara Corcoran at 92nd Street Y on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Robert Herjavec (L) and Kym Johnson attend the 2016 Entertainment Weekly & People New York Upfront at Cedar Lake on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson attend the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend Bulgari at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Bulgari)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec arrives at the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala at Vibiana on January 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - FEBRUARY 09: ÃKym Johnson of 'Dancing With The Stars' (R) and Robert Herjavec of 'Shark Tank' appear at her book signing for 'The 5-6-7-8 Diet' at Barnes & Noble on February 9, 2016 in San Diego, California. Ã (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Dancer / TV Personality Kym Johnson (L) and TV Personality / Businessman Robert Herjavec (R) attend an evening with Kym Johnson from Dancing With The Stars to celebrate the release of her new book 'The 5-6-7-8 Diet: The 14-Day Plan For Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss' on January 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Dancer/TV personality Kym Johnson (L) and businessman/TV personality Robert Herjavec attend the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on December 14th, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Robert Herjavec and girlfriend Kym Johnson are seen leaving Good Morning America together on December 20, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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In September 2016, she filled in for DWTS co-host Erin Andrewsalongside longtime emcee Tom Bergeron.

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ET has also confirmed new celebrity participants and some of their pro partners. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles will be paired with Sasha Farber for the upcoming season. Bachelor Nick Viall will continue the streak of Bachelor/Bachelorette presence on DWTS, and will be partnered with returning proPeta Murgatroyd, who will be back on the dance floor after giving birth to son Shai.

Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei will be partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy, while Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Jayne will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko. Charo, who previously appeared on DWTS in 2010 teaching Pamela Anderson the flamenco, will be paired with pro Keo Motsepe, while bull rider Bonner Bolton will slip on the dancing shoes with Sharna Burgess.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, LAURIE HERNANDEZ
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) AMBER ROSE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARILU HENNER, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MAUREEN MCCORMICK, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, CALVIN JOHNSON JR.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RICK PERRY, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, VANILLA ICE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) KENNY 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS, ALLISON HOLKER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, JAKE T. AUSTIN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JANA KRAMER, GLEB SAVCHENKO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLÃ, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, LAURIE HERNANDEZ
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARILU HENNER, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MAUREEN MCCORMICK, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, CALVIN JOHNSON JR.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RICK PERRY, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VANILLA ICE, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALLISON HOLKER, KENNY 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GLEB SAVCHENKO, JANA KRAMER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLÃ, SASHA FARBER
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Former Glee star Heather Morris, ex-Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings and comedian Chris Kattan will also be competing. Pro Maksim Chmerkovskiywill return. Former Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is reportedly also in the cast.

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Among the pros not returning for the upcoming installment? Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani.

The official season 24 cast announcement will take place on Good Morning America on Wednesday. The new season premieres Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Additional reporting by Jennifer Peros.


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