Irvin, Liddell to vie for 'Dancing' fame

Updated: August 17, 2009, 3:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Hall of Fame and former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin and mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell will be among 16 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports who will attempt the tango and foxtrot on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."

Athletes in the show's largest cast also will include Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and professional snowboarder Louie Vito.

The ninth season of the hit ABC show will premiere Sept. 21.

The complete list of contestants includes singers Mya, Macy Gray and Aaron Carter; actresses Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart and Debi Mazar; models Joanna Krupa and Kathy Ireland; reality stars Mark Dacascos and Kelly Osbourne; entertainer Donny Osmond; and former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.