From Glendale, California Tom Bergeron and new co-host sports host Erin Andrews announced the celebrities and their professional partners, including reigning season 17 pro champ Derek Hough and veterans Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Val Chmerkovskiy and his brother Makim who is returning after taking a couple of season off.
While some of the dancers are fairly unknown, one thing for sure is that viewers will get to know them as they dance, are judged and eliminated from the popular reality show.
For the first time in the show's history, a former ice hockey player is a contestant. Also, for the first time, a dancer is a double-amputee.
For the first time on "Dancing With the Stars," viewers will vote for dancers to switch partners during mid-season. This will be interesting.
Here is a list of all the new cast for "Dancing With the Stars" Season 18:
Danica McKellar from "The Wonder Years" will be dancing with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Cody Simpson, 17-year-old pop star, will be dancing with Witney Carson, first time as a pro but has been with the "Dancing With the Stars" troupe.
Billy Dee Williams, the 76-year-old Motown singer, will be dancing with Emma Slater.
Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old who swam from Cuba to Florida will be dancing with Henry Byalikov, also from "Dancing With the Stars" troupe.
NeNe Leakes of "Housewives of Atlanta" will be dancing with Tony Dovolani.
James Maslow of "Big Time Rush" will be dancing with Peta Murgatroyd.
Sean Avery, former NHL star, is partnered with Karina Smirnoff.
Drew Carey, "Price is Right" host, is dancing with Cheryl Burke.
Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House" will be dancing with Mark Ballas.
Charlie White, Olympic gold medal ice skating winner, will be dancing with Sharna Burgess.
Meryl Davis, Olympic gold medal ice skating winner, will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Amy Purdy, the Olympic snowboarder who lost both legs from meneigitis, will be dancing with Derek Hough.
Danica McKellar of "The Wonder Years" is partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
The two-hour season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" airs on Monday, March 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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