Terrell Owens, Derek Fisher, Nikki Bella Join 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2017

Feb 3, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Former wide receiver Terrell Owens on radio row at the George R. Brown Convention Center in preparation for Super Bowl LI. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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The sports world will have a big presence, as usual, on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

As announced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, former NBA player and head coach Derek Fisher and WWE superstar Nikki Bella will be part of the cast of ABC's hit reality series.

The celebrities who take part in the show are paired with professional dancers, and they compete against each other for the right to take home the mirrorball trophy. Winners are determined through a combination of a three-panel judging score and audience votes.

Owens has been partnered with Cheryl Burke. Fisher is teaming with Sharna Burgess. Bella will line up with Artem Chigvintsev.

Fisher tweeted his excitement about being involved with the show:

Among those three professional dancers, Burke is the only one who has been part of a winning team. She previously won in back-to-back seasons with singer Drew Lachey and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith in 2006.

Former NFL running back Rashad Jennings won Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars in May. Other athletes who have won the dance competition include Laurie Hernandez, Donald Driver, Hines Ward and Shawn Johnson.

The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 18 on ABC.