'Dancing With the Stars' unveils Season 18 cast

Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Veronica Linares

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- ABC has revealed the new "crop of celebrities" that will be getting their sweat on in the upcoming Season 18 of Dancing With the Stars.

As usual, the contestants come from diverse places in the celebrity universe and include everything from Olympic medalists, former child stars, reality TV stars and talk show hosts.


Here's the full list of this season's cast including the dancers and their celebrity partners.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes -- dancing with Tony Dovolani Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis -- dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy Olympic figure skater Charlie White -- dancing with Sharna Burgess Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure -- dancing with Mark Ballas Price Is Right host Drew Carey -- dancing with Cheryl Burke Former hockey player Sean Avery -- dancing with Karina Smirnoff Big Time Rush singer James Maslow -- dancing with Peta Murgatroyd World record long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad -- dancing with Henry Byalikov The Wonder Years star Danica McKellar -- dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy Actor Billy Dee Williams -- dancing with Emma Slater Australian pop singer Cody Simpson -- dancing with Witney Carson Double-amputee snowboarding champ Amy Purdy -- dancing with Derek Hough


Fox Sports' Erin Andrews will also join the new dancers in her new role as host of the acclaimed dancing competition.

Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.


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