Mar 4, 2014 08:25 AM
More like dancing with the D-listers! Sorry ABC...
The season 18 cast of Dancing With The Stars has been released, and aside from Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, there aren't that many recognizable (or interesting) celebs signed up this season. It was reported that Bruce Jenner was supposed to join the show, but much to our disappointment he backed out at the last minute.
The cast was officially announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, and we already knew Erin Andrews was replacing Brooke Burke as the host, but there will be new rules this year! Dance pro Derek Hough told GMA, "This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition."
So who's on the show besides Nene, who is paired with Tony Dovolani? There are two Olympic figure skaters (Meryl Davis, who is dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Charlie White, who is paired with Sharna Burgess) and a handful of actors. Former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure will be dancing with Mark Ballas, The Wonder Years alum Danica McKellar is with Val Chmerkovskiy, Billy Dee Williams is with Emma Slater and Drew Carey is with Cheryl Burke. Former hockey player Sean Avery is with Karina Smirnoff, long-distance swim champ Diana Nyad is with Henry Byalikov and double-amputee pro snowboarder Amy Purdy is with Derek Hough. Big Time Rush singer James Maslow is teaming up with Peta Murgatroyd and last, but not least, Australian pop singer Cody Simpson is with Witney Carson.
Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, March 17 at 8pm on ABC.
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