Access’ Nancy O’Dell Among New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast
First Published: February 9, 2009 6:16 AM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell has made a living interviewing celebrities. Now, she’s about to join the “Stars.”
“Dancing With the Stars” revealed the latest cast of celebrities gearing up to lace up their dancing shoes and strut their way into the homes of millions during the “All Night Name Drop” on ABC Sunday night.
The dancing hopefuls include Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell, rapper Lil’ Kim, former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, “Jackass” wild man Steve-O, actress and reality show star Denise Richards, Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, singer Jewel, rodeo star Ty Murray (who is also Jewel’s husband), actor and comedian David Alan Grier, “Sex and The City” guy candy Gilles Marini, country singer Chuck Wicks (who is also Julianne Hough’s boyfriend), former Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle and Apple computers co-founder Steve Wozniak.
“I’m panicked, petrified, nervous, scared and excited all rolled up together!” Nancy told Access. “When ‘DWTS’ asked if I would do the show, everyone told me I had to do it…my husband, my boss, my parent-in-laws, my sister, my dad, my kids, my manager. People love that show and so do I. However, after watching season after season, I never ever thought I’d be one of the competitors! But my baby girl loves to dance so now she can watch mama dancing. Hopefully that’s what it will look like anyway…”
“Dancing” host Tom Bergeron announced the celeb cast in between the shows on ABC’s Sunday night lineup including “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers and Sisters.”
“Good Morning America” will have the first live in-studio interview with one of the new celebrity dancers on Monday morning.
Jimmy Kimmel will host another contestant of “Dancing’s” Season 8 on Tuesday night on his late night show.
The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” will premiere on March 9 on ABC.
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