Your newest crop of ‘dancers’ have officially arrived! ABC announced the lineup for Season 18 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ during ‘Good Morning America’ on March 4, and with talent like Cody Simpson joining the fun, this is bound to be the best ‘DWTS’ season yet!
Never has the Mirror Ball trophy seemed so close yet so far away! ABC revealed its Season 18 cast for Dancing With The Stars on Good Morning America March 4, and with talent like Cody Simpson and Drew Carey on the roster, we simply can’t wait for the March 17 premiere to get our latest fix.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast Revealed — Cody Simpson & More Join
This is a star-studded line-up if we’ve ever seen one:
Danica McKellar — AKA Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years, will be dancing with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Pop star Cody Simpson will be dancing with Witney Carson.
Speaking of Cody, Instant Mom guest starring Cody Simpson will immediately follow the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Saturday, March 29! In Instant Mom“A Kid’s Choice,” premiering after the 8p.m. live awards telecast at 9:30p.m. (ET/PT), Gabby (Sydney Park) and James (Tylen Jacob Williams) both submit their own videos to win tickets to a sold-out Cody Simpson concert. When Aaron (Damarr Calhoun) wins the tickets with his own video, the family fights over who will go with him. Check out the awesome EXCLUSIVE clip below!
Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old who swam from Cuba to Florida will be dancing with Henry Byalikov.
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, will be dancing with Karina Smirnoff — and we told you first!
Price is Right host Drew Carey with Cheryl Burke
Candace Cameron Bure, AKA DJ Tanner from Full House will be dancing with Mark Ballas
Olympic skater Charlie White will be dancing with Sharna Burgess.
Charlie’s partner Meryl Davis will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Amy Purdy, the Olympic snowboarder who lost both her legs from meneigitis will be dancing with Derek Hough.
However, they’re all going to switch partners mid way through!
We spoke to Cody and James right after the big announcement and they both told HollywoodLife.com exclusively they couldn’t wait to get started!
“So excited to participate in this season of Dancing With The Stars,” Cody told us. “I look forward to competing and showing everyone a new side of me as an entertainer.”
“I’m stoked to be a part of the cast!” James told us. “I’ve never danced like this before and it’s really cool to learn a new skill. I know my grandma will be psyched when I can foxtrot.”
‘Dancing With The Stars’ — Erin Andrews Replaces Brooke Burke
In arguably the most shocking elimination in recent DWTS history, Brooke Burke-Charvet was abruptly fired just weeks before the Season 18 premiere. She announced the sudden move in a Feb. 22 Tweet that called out Tom Bergeron, her co-host from the past seven seasons.
Then, on Feb. 24, the show announced that former second-runner-up Erin Andrews, 35, would be taking her place. Ouch!
What do you think of this season’s lineup, HollywoodLifers? Are you already mentally matching the stars with their pros?
— Shaunna Murphy