Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is among those set to take part in the US version of Dancing with the Stars, with host Tom Bergeron joking that the Irish-American "will be in charge of assessing audience size" following his work with US President Donald Trump.

Spicer laughed off the dig when he joined his fellow Dancing with the Stars contestants for the big reveal on Good Morning America on Wednesday. He tweeted that it was "time to have some fun". 

Spicer will be joined on the ABC show by another Irish-American contestant, actress Kate Flannery - best known for her role as Meredith in The Office.

Also taking part this year are The Supremes' Mary Wilson, Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek, model Christie Brinkley and basketball player-turned-reality star Lamar Odom.

The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown, Queer Eye culture expert Karamo Brown, singer Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, former American football player Ray Lewis and comedian Kel Mitchell of Kenan & Kel fame complete the line-up.

The series is back on American screens on Monday, September 16.

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