"Dancing with the Stars" season 16 celebrity cast line-up and their respective professional dance partners were announced during ABC's "Good Morning America" on Feb. 26, 2013. "DWTS" hosts Tom Begeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet made a live guest appearance on the program to deliver the announcement to eagerly awaiting fans.
During the "Dancing with the Stars" cast announcement fans were also introduced to the three new "DWTS" professional dancers who will be replacing Anna Trebunskaya, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Chelsie Hightower. Sharna Burgess, who was promoted from the "DWTS" troupe is joined by Gleb Savchenko, an instructor from the Australia version of "DWTS" and Lindsay Arnold, a former "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant.
During "Dancing with the Stars" final episode last season a tearful Derek Hough alluded to the fact that he would not be returning to the show for season 16. Fans were ecstatic to learn that Hough will definitely be joining "DWTS" this season and he will be paired with country sweet-heart, Kellie Pickler.
"DWTS" celebrity line-up and professional partners for season 16:
Olympic gold medalist, Aly Raisman is paired with Mark Ballas.
Actor and comedian, Andy Dick is paired with DWTS new-comer, Sharna Burgess.
Comedian, D.L. Hughley is paired with Cheryl Burke.
Television personality, Lisa Vanderpump is paired with "DWTS" new-comer, Gleb Savchenko.
Professional boxer, Victor Ortiz is paired with "DWTS" new-comer, Lindsay Arnold.
Singer, Wynonna Judd is paired with Tony Dovolani.
Actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman is paired with Val Chmerkovskiy.
Singer, Kellie Pickler is paired with Derek Hough.
Professional football player, Jacoby Jones is paired with Karina Smirnoff.
Soap star, Ingo Rademacher is paired with Kym Johnson.
Olympic gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill is paired with Tristan Macmanus.
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" will premiere March 18, 2013 at 8/7c. Check your local listings for the time in your area.