'Dancing With the Stars' pros revealed for all-athlete season

The pros for Dancing With the Stars: Athletes have officially been announced!

On Thursday, ABC revealed the 10 dancers who will be back in the ballroom for the four-week, all-athlete edition of the dance competition show. 

Reigning mirrorball champion Lindsay Arnold is returning, in hopes of defending her title. She'll compete against other fan-favorites like Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson and Emma Slater. As for the boys? Veteran pros Gleb Savchenko, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe and Alan Bersten will all be back, along with Sasha Farber, who was bumped down to a troupe dancer last season.

See all the athletes competing on "Dancing With the Stars" next season:

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NBA basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon
Luge Silver Medalist Chris Mazdzer
Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Arike Ogunbowale
Gold medalist in Ladies' Snowboard Slopestyle Jamie Anderson
Olympic softball player Jennie Finch Daigle
Former Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon
 Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman
Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu
Former professional ice skater Tonya Harding
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Jenna Johnson will also be back as a pro! The longtime troupe dancer made her pro debut during the show's 23rd season, partnered with Jake T. Austin, but unfortunately, they were the first pair to be voted off. We're excited the network is giving her a second shot at nabbing a mirrorball.

And while we're totally stoked to see what these talented dancers will create for their celebrity partners this season, it will definitely be weird not seeing Peta Murgatroyd, Val Chmerkovskiy or Maks Chmerkovskiy in the ballroom, as the three were noticeably absent from the pro lineup. They are currently on their CONFIDENTIAL dance tour, which runs through May 16. 

Inside Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd's wedding:

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I am so in awe of the beauty that Danitte Beegel from @metrofloralevents created for us! The owners, Adrian Benitez and Jose Ramirez, were a dream and completely brought my vision to life for our perfect day! Full blog post on @allthingsfamandglam coming soon. ❤️ // Photos by @jamielevinephotography
O H E K A C A S T L E Thank you isn't enough for this... I am eternally grateful to this magical place. It's rooms, staff, kitchen and grounds are bar none. Every single person went above and beyond to make this the most incredible experience for our guests and for Peta and me. Thank you for making @oheka_castle ours for the weekend, exceeding our expectations and sending us off into the married life in the best way possible. We will never forget this...
L I G H T @greessha aka. Greg The Rabbi aka. Frenchy aka. One of the most important people in mine and @petamurgatroyd life..... We are now bonded for life and we will cherish your words to us forever. Thank you... P.S. thanks @mashkii for finding herself an awesome husband and producing one, super cool ring boy! 📸 @jamielevinephotography #chmergatroydwedding
These incredible women are everything to me. So honored I had them by my side on the most magical day. How gorgeous are they in their @homebodii robes? // Photo by @jamielevinephotography
There were 2 #DWTS weddings yesterday! Congratulations to Dancing couple @petamurgatroyd & @maksimc! #chmergatroydwedding 📸: @tonydovolani
My partners in crime for the weekend! 😉💘#chmergatroydwedding
My awesome dates from this weekend #chmergatroydwedding
They said I organized it all ... even the rainbow after the ceremony, but thats one string I couldn't pull. We just watched as the heavens smiled upon their union. #chmergatroydwedding @maksimc @petamurgatroyd
About last night ... just one more #chmergatroydwedding with @earth2tara . Styled by me- dress: @proenzaschouler / shoes: @aquazzura / handbag: @ysl
I love you so much! You were the most beautiful bride ever and I was honoured to be one of your bridesmaids. 🎊🍾👰💍 @petamurgatroyd #beautifulbride #bridesmaid #chmergatroydwedding
❤️// this moment // ❤️ #fatherdaughterdance #chmergatroydwedding #love #friendshipforever
The night before the wedding my gorgeous girl @petamurgatroyd went Glam! Makeup by #TobiMakeup Hair by @mustafaavci Wearing Syrup Lipstick by @maccosmetics #chmergatroydwedding
#chmergatroydwedding The video at the end. EeeeeeEeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! ❤️
#petamurgatroyd 's #weddingdress by #karensabag @karensabagofficial 👰 #chmergatroydwedding #fashion #fashionblogger #fashionista #fashionable #style #styleblogger #styles #fashionblog #fashionbloggers
Amazing wedding, amazing people. Much love @petamurgatroyd & @maksimc #chmergatroydwedding #areyoukiddingmewiththissunset
Goodnight 🌙 @petamurgatroyd @maksimc #petamurgatroyd #maksimchmerkovskiy #chmergatroydwedding
Peta looked absolutely stunning. #chmergatroydwedding #petamurgatroyd
THE BOSS ❤ @sharnaburgess #sharnaburgess #sharnasquad #chmergatroydwedding #like #dwts
Some pics of Sharna from the wedding of Maks and Peta ❤ i'm so so happy for them and the whole family,it was so beautiful,and stunning,Sharna looking stunning and of course Peta and Maks looking like Queen and King ❤ so so much love !. ~ P 🎉 #sharnaburgess #petamurgatroyd #makschmerkovskiy #valchmerkovsky #rumerwillis #family #wedding #chmergatroydwedding #love #dancingwiththestars #dwts #dwtspros #alanbersten #shaichmerkovskiy #jennajohnson
Because who doesn't love dancing with @iamvalc ❤️🙈#chmergatroydwedding
I love them!! #chmergatroydwedding
Somewhere between rounds of tequila 🥃 #chmergatroydwedding
One of my new brothers... #chmergatroydwedding
#maksandpeta #chmergatroyd wedding @dovolainy oheka castle
My faves! @maksimc @petamurgatroyd #chmergatroydwedding
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Moments before the pros were announced, ET exclusively revealed that NFL star Josh Norman would be one of the stars vying for the mirrorball trophy. The Washington Redskins cornerback will be competing against nine other stars, including Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon, Jamie Anderson and Jennie Finch. ABC does not typically comment on casting rumors, but the full lineup of athletes (and who they're partnered with!) will be revealed Friday on Good Morning America.

Dancing With the Stars' all-athlete season premieres Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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