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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces New Cast

Scarlett Zhiqi Chen |
March 4, 2014 | 3:06 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

'DWTS' New Cast (ABC)
'DWTS' New Cast (ABC)

Two Olympics gold medal winners, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, will join the 18th season of ABC’s hit show, "Dancing With the Stars."

However, this time Davis will compete against White, rather than pairing up.

Last month, in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Davis and White became the first American pair to win the figure skating ice dance competition.  

According to CNN, the new cast also includes the former "Full House" actress Candace Cameron Bure, singer Cody Simpson and Billy Dee Williams, who is seen as a serious contender. 

ABC updated the new lineup of stars, as follows: 

Sean Avery, former hockey player, partners with Karina Smirnoff.

Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer and author, partners with Mark Ballas.

Drew Carey, actor and producer, partners with Cheryl Burke.

Meryl Davis partners with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. 

NeNe Leakes, actor, partners with Tony Dovolani.

James Maslow, actor and singer, partners with Peta Murgatroyd.

Danica McKellar, actress, partners with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Diana Nyad, author and journalist, partners with Henry Byalikov.

Amy Purdy, famous snowboarder, partners with Derek Hough.

Cody Simpson, pop star, partners with Witney Carson.

Charlie White partners with Sharna Burgess.

Billy Dee Williams partners with Emma Slater.

Video: DWTS Season 18 Cast Announcement


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