It’s a new year which means mother season of Dancing With the Stars is upon us and a new cast has been announced. ABC waited just long enough to ride the olympic wave as to figure staking gold medalists are headlining the new season’s cast.
Charlie White and Meryl Davis, the American skaters who took Sochi by storm and won over hearts Stateside, are the first two cast members to pop out.
Here’s a look at the full cast for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars:
- Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy
- Cody Simpson (Australian pop star), dancing with Witney Carson
- Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), dancing with Emma Slater
- Diana Nyad (Long-distance swimmer), dancing with Henry Byalikov
- NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), dancing with Tony Dovolani
- James Maslow (Big Time Rush), dancing with Peta Murgatroyd
- Sean Avery (Former NHL player), dancing with Karina Smirnoff
- Drew Carey (The Price is Right), dancing with Cheryl Burke
- Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), dancing with Mark Ballas
- Charlie White (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Sharna Burgess
- Meryl Davis (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Amy Purdy (US Paralympic Team Snowboarder), dancing with Derek Hough
Dancing with the Stars will premiere later this year with new host Erin Andrews on ABC.