The cast of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 18 has been revealed and it includes a “Real Housewives” star, a teen pop star and two Olympic gold medal winners!
The Season 18 “DWTS” pairings competing for glory in the ballroom include:
Former “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas
Former “Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Swimming legend Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov
Olympic gold-medal winning ice dancer Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
“Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani
Double-amputee snowboarding champ Amy Purdy & Derek Hough
“Star Wars” star Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater
Olympic gold-medal winning ice dancer Charlie White & Sharna Burgess
Australian pop singer Cody Simpson & Witney Carson
“The Price Is Right’s” Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke
“Big Time Rush’s” James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd
Former NHL star Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff
The new season also includes a twist with the audience being able to vote for contestants to switch pro-partners mid-season.
The new season of “DWTS” kicks off on March 17 at 8 PM on ABC.
-- Jesse Spero