The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" contestants has been announced. And it includes familiar faces from the worlds of modeling, entertainment and sports such as former Dallas Cowboy Michael

Irvin, reality star Kelly Osbourne, singer Macy Gray and supermodel Kathy Ireland.

Bu the most interesting pick is from the political arena. No, not Barack Obama. Not yet, anyway.

It's former House of

Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay is reviled by many Democrats — who will be watching to see him misstep — and beloved by more Republicans — who will cheer him on.

Apparently, he loves dancing and is a big fan of the show. Who knew?

The professional dancer-celebrity pairings will be announced on

Aug. 24.

But here's the complete celeb cast for Season Nine

]]>Mya, singer

Melissa Joan Hart, actress

Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy

Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter

Aaron Carter, singer

Kathy Ireland, former supermodel

Debi Mazar, actress

Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer

Louie Vito, snowboarder

Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ

Donny Osmond, singer

Tom DeLay, former Republican congressman

Macy Gray, singer

Joanna Krupa, model and actress

Mark Dacascos, "Iron Chef" personality

Kelly Osbourne, reality star

Photo: Former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Credit: WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead