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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces Season 18 Cast, Major Twist

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“Dancing With the Stars” is ready to return this month with a whole new cast of celebrities. From beloved child stars to Winter Olympic medalists, the competition will be fierce. And one major twist could change everything.

The new cast of Dancing With the Stars is sure to keep us on our toes! Here’s who made the season 18 cut and who they will be partnered with:

“Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas

“Wonder Years” actress Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Swimmer Diana Nyard and Henry Byalikov

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani

Pop star Cody Simpson and Witney Carson

“The Price is Right” host Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke

Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Charlie White and Sharna Burgess

Para-snowboarder Amy Purdy and Derek Hough

Former NHL player Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

Singer/actor Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater

Big Time Rush band member/actor James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

Along with a new cast comes a few changes. Tom Bergeron’s co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet was fired after last season and replaced with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews. Also, Ray Chew joins the team as the bandleader after Harold Wheeler and his crew left the show.

Derek Hough appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to talk about the upcoming season He revealed a secret saying that at some point during the season, the entire cast will switch partners.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns to ABC on Monday, March 17.

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