March 4th, 2014
The cast of Dancing With the Stars Season 18 was revealed this morning by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews on Good Morning America. The cast includes two time champion Mark Ballas, who will be returning for his 14th season with the hit series. This season Mark will be dancing with actress/author Candace Cameron Bure, best know for her role as DJ Tanner on Full House!
Other members of the cast include:
Sean Avery-former NHL hockey player partnered with season 13 winner Karina Smirnoff
Drew Carey-comedian and game show host partnered with two time champion Cheryl Burke
Meryl Davis-Olympic gold medalist in ice dancing partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns after a two season hiatus
NeNe Leakes-actress and reality star paired with season 15 winner Tony Dovolani
James Maslow-actor/singer paired with season 14 winner Peta Murgatroyd
Danica McKellar-actress/author paired with Val Chmerkovskiy
Diana Nyad-long distance swimmer paired with first time pro Henry Byalikov
Amy Purdy-para Olympian paired with 5 time champion Derek Hough
Cody Simpson-singer paired with first time pro Witney Carson
Charlie White-Olympic gold medalist in ice dancing partnered with Sharna Burgess
Billy Dee Williams-actor partnered by Emma Slater.
Derek Hough announced that at some point in the season the couples will change partners, and the new partnerships will be chosen by the viewers! Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 17 at 8PM EST!