"It’s the worst kept secret ever," Soules joked, alluding to rampant rumors about his casting.
Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff, a 29-year-old fertility nurse from Chicago on the show's season finale, and now he is paired up with another Witney, reigning pro champ Witney Carson, who won season 19 with actor Alfonso Ribeiro.
Soules, nicknamed Prince Farming, joins a competitive lineup of celebrities, including Olympian Nastia Liukin, television icon Suzanne Somers, music great Patti LaBelle, football star Michael Sam, "Shark Tank" mogul Robert Herjavec, U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway, model Charlotte McKinney, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, artist-actress Rumer Willis, "Party Rock Anthem" singer Redfoo and R5 singer-songwriter Riker Lynch.
The 10th anniversary season of Dancing With the Stars is being billed as the biggest ever. Producers will bring back Disney and Latin theme nights and introduce a new Spring Break special night. Another new element is the addition of all-access cameras in the rehearsal studios, which will be made available on a live stream.
The season 20 premieres on Monday, March 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
See the list of season 20 celebrities and their pro partners below:
Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
Patti LaBelle with Artem Chigvintsev
Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
RedFoo with Emma Slater
Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
Chris Soules and Witney Carson
Rumer Willis with Valentin Chmerkovskiy