Actress and TV host Elisabetta Canalis, the former girlfriend of George Clooney, will be among the contestants on the new series of Dancing with the Stars on US television.

Also appearing on the show will be actor David Arquette, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips, TV presenter and actress Ricki Lake and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari.

Completing the line-up will be activist and author Chaz Bono, broadcaster and author Nancy Grace, LA Lakers basketball player Ron Artest, soap actor JR Martinez, reality TV star and model Rob Kardashian, TV host and fashion expert Carson Kressley and soccer player Hope Solo.

The series returns to American television on Monday September 19.