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Meet the New Cast of Dancing With the Stars!

Mar 4 2014 - 8:58am

Dancing With the Stars [1] kicks off on March 17, and among the actors and musicians, a few Olympians are moving from the snow to the dance floor. Gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis are competing (against each other!) alongside Danica McKellar (aka Winnie from The Wonder Years), Drew Carey, and NeNe Leakes. In a new twist, the audience will be able to switch-up the dancers and their partners midseason! Here's the full cast of season 18 — who is your money on?

Candace Cameron Bure

Former Full House child star Bure is paired with Mark Ballas.
DWTS persona: The big sister

Drew Carey

Comedian, actor, and The Price Is Right host Carey will dance with Cheryl Burke.
DWTS persona: The funny guy

NeNe Leakes

The actress who broke out on The Real Housewives of Atlanta is paired with Tony Dovolani.
DWTS persona: The big personality

James Maslow

Actor and musician Maslow is dancing with Peta Murgatroyd.
DWTS persona: The hot guy

Danica McKellar

Former The Wonder Years star (Winnie!) is dancing with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
DWTS persona: The cutie pie

Diana Nyad

Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Nyad will compete with Henry Byalikov.
DWTS persona: The underdog

Amy Purdy

Paralympic snowboarder Purdy (whose prosthetic legs present a unique challenge) is dancing alongside Derek Hough.
DWTS persona: The fighter

Cody Simpson

Musician Simpson is dancing with Witney Carson.
DWTS persona: The pretty boy

Billy Dee Williams

Actor Williams (Star Wars) will be dancing with Emma Slater.
DWTS persona: The distinguished actor

Sean Avery

Former pro hockey player Avery is paired with Karina Smirnoff.
DWTS persona: The athlete

Charlie White and Meryl Davis

The Olympic gold medalists (for ice dancing) are both competing, but not with each other. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, and Davis is paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
DWTS personas: The graceful ones


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