Designer Betsey Johnson to Compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson, whose boutique has been a Newbury Street mainstay for decades, is among the 13 celebrities announced to compete on the new season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Johnson will be paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.

Others announced are: “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro, “Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson, race car driver Michael Waltrip, Olympian Lolo Jones, actor Jonathan Bennett, actress Lea Thompson, actor Antonio Sabato Jr., MMA fighter Randy Couture, actress Janel Parrish, comic actor Tommy Chong, YouTube star Bethany Mota, and TV and radio host Tavis Smiley.

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The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” begins on Sept. 15 on ABC.