Carole Baskin, the wild cats’ rights activist who rose to fame in Netflix’s hit docuseries Tiger King, is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars.

Baskin recently made news for criticizing the appearance of wild cats in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s music video for “WAP.” She made news again later on for joking she could slap comedian Chloe Fineman for her impression of Baskin on Saturday Night Live. The addition of the self-proclaimed cat lady to the cast definitely raised some eyebrows as she has be questioned about the disappearance of her late husband. .

ABC announced the season 29 cast on Good Morning America on Wednesday, which included a long list of famous faces. Other stars joining Baskin this season include Chrishell Stause from Selling Sunset, Monica Aldama from Cheer, AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys, actress Skai Jackson, actress Anne Heche, figure skater Johnny Weir, and more.

Here’s the full list of stars that will be featured:

  • Coach Monica Aldama (Cheer)
  • Animal rights activist Carole Baskin (Tiger King)
  • Kaitlyn Bristowe (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette)
  • Super Bowl champion Vernon Davis
  • Actress Anne Heche
  • Actress Skai Jackson
  • Actress Justina Machado
  • Host Jeannie Mai (The Real)
  • Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean
  • Actor Jesse Metcalfe
  • Rapper Nelly
  • Former NBA star Charles Oakley
  • Host Nev Schulman (Catfish)
  • Realtor Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset)
  • Figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir

Here are the dancers the stars will be paired with:

  • Brandon Armstrong
  • Alan Bersten
  • Sharna Burgess
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Artem Chigvintsev
  • Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Sasha Farber
  • Jenna Johnson
  • Daniella Karagach
  • Keo Motsepe
  • Peta Murgatroyd
  • Pasha Pashkov
  • Gleb Savchenko
  • Emma Slater
  • Britt Stewart

Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars premieres on ABC at 8 p.m. EST on Sept. 14.

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