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'Dancing With The Stars' 2020: Meet The Celebs Shimmying Their Way Into The Spotlight

Get ready to rumba because the 2020 lineup for 'Dancing With The Stars Australia' has just dropped.

The absolutely stellar cast includes actors, singers, reality stars, comedians and sporty types. We honestly have no idea if they can dance or not but we're about to find out!

Hosts Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer will be back to emcee and our professional panel of judges -- Tristan MacManus, Sharna Burgess, and Craig Revel Horwood -- are also returning to give us their expert opinions.

Here are the celebs stepping out onto the dancefloor in 2020, drum roll please!

Angie Kent

Is Angie our new Dancing Queen?

We got to see a few of Angie’s dance moves during her stint on ‘The Bachelorette’ when she got comfy in a sensible grandma cardigan and donned a grey wig.

Her time on ‘DWTS’ is going to take off at a much faster pace than her previous waltz with senior citizens and it’s going to be 110 percent more sparkly, shiny and with much higher heels.

We know that Angie is damn hilarious in front of the camera after her ‘Bachie’ and ‘Gogglebox’ appearances -- but we’re about to find out whether she’ll be able to nail some tricky choreography with dance partner Julian Caillon.

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Dami Im

The only Aussie to make it to the number two spot at Eurovision.

Dami’s powerful voice took her to the very end of ‘The X Factor’ when she won the singing competition in 2013 and then she backed it up with second place (and winner of the jury vote) at Eurovision in 2016.

The singer-songwriter has a Masters of Music Studies but will she claim a Diploma of Dance and take out the mirror ball trophy with partner Shae Mountain in 2020?

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Beau Ryan

Beau's racing to that dancefloor!

He’s the former rugby league player, ‘Footy Show’ regular and all-around hilarious dude who only just got back from zooming around the globe for ‘The Amazing Race Australia’.

Beau might not have shown us his fancy footwork yet, but he did prove on the series that he’s willing to try pretty much anything – from flyboarding to century eggs!

He’s teaming up with dance partner Megan Wragg to try and race towards the number one spot on ‘DWTS’ this year.

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Claudia Karvan

Image: Getty.

We have a feeling that Claudia might have been persuaded to give 'Dancing' a whirl after her close mate and former 'Secret Life Of Us' co-star, Samuel Johnson won the trophy last year.

She even appeared on a couple of episodes where she gave Samuel support and we're sure he'll be cheering her on in 2020 as she takes a few spins around the ballroom with dance partner Aric Yegudkin.

Ed Kavalee

At least Hughesy isn't a judge on 'DWTS'. Image: Instagram.

You'll know Ed for his comedic skills on TV shows like 'Have You Been Paying Attention' or from his radio show with Dave Hughes -- but you probably never heard his name in the same sentence as the words 'good dancer'.

Lucky for Ed, he's been partnered with Samuel Johnson's 2019 dance partner Jorja Freeman -- who knows what it takes to turn a dance rookie into a bonafide Paul Mercurio.

Celia Pacquola

We are sure going to be paying attention to Celia's dance debut.

We’ve got eyes on Celia as a strong favourite because the actor and comedian nails every role she takes on, from the ABC’s ‘Utopia’ and ‘Rosehaven’ to stints on ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ and ‘Hughesy, We Have A Problem’.

Celia won a Helpmann award for her stand-up show ‘All Talk’ in 2018 but ‘Dancing’ is going to put her feet to the test, with help from dancing partner, Jarryd Byrne.

Chloe Lattanzi

Born to hand jive, baby! Image: Getty.

Chloe’s been in the entertainment biz from an early age and signed a recording deal with Mushroom when she was 16 and released her debut album, ‘No Pain’.

She’s also probably going to get some advice from her mum, ‘Grease’ superstar Olivia Newton-John and we’re hoping she busts out a good old-fashioned version of “Born To Hand Jive” with partner Gustavo Viglio.

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Christian Wilkins

Christian's already got his 'DWTS' look sorted. Image: Getty.

You might remember Christian from his time on SBS’ ‘Filthy Rich And Homeless’ reality series or from his most recent ARIAs outfit which included a stunning red cowboy hat we'd like to see again on the dancefloor.

Christian -- son of morning TV host Richard Wilkins -- will be dancing with Jett Kenny's 2019 dance partner, Lily Cornish.

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Travis Cloke

Image: Instagram.

One could argue that AFL requires some fancy footwork on the field, something that Travis has had plenty of practice at during his stints at both Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs.

At the same time, Travis is a self-confessed dancing dud with a lot to learn from partner Violeta Mugica.

Dean Wells

Dean's looking for that mirrorball trophy. Image: Instagram.

Does 'Married At First Sight' include a wedding dance? Because if so, 'MAFS' star Dean Wells might have a tiny bit of practice under his belt before he dances in front of Sharna, Tristan and Craig.

The filmmaker who specialises in motion graphics and design will be dancing with partner Alexandra Vladimirov in just a few weeks!

'Dancing' swung into action on 10 last year with actor Samuel Johnson taking home the mirror ball trophy and $100,000 for the Love Your Sister charity he started with his sister, Connie Johnson who died from cancer in 2017.

Each week, the celebs connected with their inner-most emotions with stars including Johnson, Courtney Act, Constance Hall and Jimmy Rees telling powerful stories through choreographed dances.

We're ready to laugh, cry and appreciate Amanda Keller's sparkly ballroom gowns all over again!

Main Image: Network 10.