'Dancing With the Stars' Announces Season 18 Cast


'Dancing With the Stars' Announces Season 18 Cast


Break out your best dancing shoes, folks, because it's time to meet the Season 18 cast of 'Dancing With the Stars.' From a 'Full House' alum to a comedian-turned-game-show-host, this new selection is jam-packed with a surprising and rather eclectic mix of competitors, all hoping to get their hands on that elusive Mirror Ball Trophy.

But wait, there’s a new twist this time around! At some point during the season, the stars will swap dance partners and it’ll be up to the American people to decide which pairs end up together. Anyone else feeling drunk with power?

Seriously though, this rule should serve as a nice shakeup from the reality series' usual routine and give the celebs a chance to work with multiple pros — but will that hinder or enhance their performances? Only time will tell.

This news comes hot off the heels of ABC's shocking announcement that Erin Andrews would be replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host on the show, alongside Tom Bergeron. Meanwhile, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman will remain in the hot seats.

Check out the complete list of stars and their partners below and let the winner predictions begin!

-Billy Dee Williams ('Star Wars'), dancing with Emma Slater

-Candace Cameron Bure ('Full House'), dancing with Mark Ballas

-Charlie White (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Sharna Burgess

-Cody Simpson (Australian pop star), dancing with Witney Carson

-Danica McKellar ('The Wonder Years'), dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy

-Diana Nyad (Long-distance swimmer), dancing with Henry Byalikov

-Drew Carey ('The Price is Right'), dancing with Cheryl Burke

-James Maslow ('Big Time Rush'), dancing with Peta Murgatroyd

-Meryl Davis (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

-NeNe Leakes ('The Real Housewives of Atlanta'), dancing with Tony Dovolani

-Sean Avery (Former NHL player), dancing with Karina Smirnoff

-Amy Purdy (U.S. Paralympic Team Snowboarder), dancing with Derek Hough

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premieres on Monday, March 17 at 8/7c on ABC.

- Dancing With the Stars

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Mar 4th, 2014, 8:30 am

Images courtesy of Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Angela Weiss/Getty Images

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