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Dancing with the Stars 2014 List of Contestants, Dance Partners

By Staff
Mar 4, 2014
DWTS 2014 - the list of contestants released.

The 2014 Dancing with the Stars line-up has been revealed, check out the list of contestants below along with their dance partners.

'Dancing With The Stars' kicks off on March 17, 2014 on ABC.

It's another reality TV crossover for one of the announced contestants, Real Housewives of Atlanta' star NeNe Leakes will compete on DWTS this season.

The outspoken RHOA beauty will try her luck on the dance floor and is set to join the likes of 'Price Is Right' host Drew Carey, former ice hockey player Sean Avery and 'Full House' alumni Candace Cameron Bure on the 18th season of the popular ballroom dancing show.

The full line-up was officially unveiled on 'Good Morning America' this morning and features a heavy dose of athletes.

Double-amputee snowboarding champion Amy Purdy, who will be partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, and Olympic figure skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis have all signed on to compete.

The cast is rounded out by the 'Wonder Years' star Danica McKellar, actor Billy Dee Williams, Big Time Rush singer James Maslow and Australian pop singer Cody Simpson.

This year co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is being replaced by former contestant Erin Andrews and dancing professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be rejoining the program.

Brooke good humoredly joked about her dismissal along with musical director Rob Wheeler and his 28-strong backing band's last month.

She wrote on Twitter: ''So much chatter bout DWTS. I'm really cool, everyoneI did my 7 seasons, had a blast! I'm ready for change. I love your loyalty. Thank you!

''Here's the skinny - the show found out Harold Wheeler, the band, Rob & me were putting together our own road show, so they fired us all! (sic)''

"Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 cast, dance partners:

Danica McKellar--"The Wonder Years" (with Val Chmerkovskiy)
Cody Simpson--Pop star (Whitney Carson)
Billy Dee Williams--Actor (Emma Slater)
Diana Nyad-Swimmer (Henry Byalikov)
NeNe Leakes--"Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Tony Dovolani)
James Maslow--Big Time Rush (Peta Murgatroyd)
Sean Avery--Hockey player (Karina Smirnoff)
Drew Carey--"The Price is Right" (Cheryl Burke)
Candace Cameron Bure--"Full House" (Mark Ballas)
Charlie White--Olympic ice dance gold medalist (Sharna Burgess)
Meryl Davis--Olympic ice dance gold medalist (Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
Amy Purdy-U.S. Paralympic Team Snowboarder (Derek Hough)

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