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Meet The New Cast Of Dancing With The Stars!

by Jennifer Hall
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(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Dancing With the Stars is back! The primetime favorite returns for its 18th season on Monday, March 17, at 8 p.m. on ABC. This season features a wide variety of TV actors, personalities, and athletes.

Aside from the varied cast there have also been other changes to the show. Most notably, is the replacement of co-host Brooke Burke with sports reporter, Erin Andrews.

Along with the addition of Andrews is the “Switch Up,” a mid-season partner swap based on viewer votes.

So to kick the season off, here are the pairings that you’ll see at the competition:

Australian pop star Cody Simpson, 17, is partnered with Witney Carson and is the youngest contestant this season.

This year’s oldest contestant is “Mr. Smooth Operator” himself, Billy Dee Williams. The 76-year-old will dance with Emma Slater.

U.S. Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, 27, will trade in her skates for shoes with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, while fellow gold medalist and Meryl’s on-ice partner Charlie White, 26, dances with Sharna Burgess.

Former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, 37, pairs up with dance pro Mark Ballas.

Diana Nyad, 64, will shake a leg with partner Henry Byalikov. Diana earned a spot on Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2013 list for swimming from Cuba to Florida.

America’s favorite Atlanta housewife, NeNe Leakes, 44, is dancing with Tony Dovolani.

James Maslow, 23, is paired up with Peta Murgatroyd. Your kids know James from the Nickelodeon show Big Time Rush.

Sean Avery, 33, is partnered with Karina Smirnoff. After retiring from the NHL, Sean became a model and is currently working for an advertising agency in New York City.

Actor, comedian, and The Price is Right host Drew Carey, 55, will be getting down with partner Cheryl Burke.

U.S. Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy, 34, is paired with Derek Hough. Amy is first DWTS contestant with prosthetic legs. At the age of 19, she was diagnosed with Neisseria meningitis and had both legs amputated below her knee.

Danica McKellar, 39, from The Wonder Years will boogie with Val Chmerkovskiy.

So who do you think will take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy this year?

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