ABC announced the Dancing With the Stars lineup during The Bachelor last night, and this morning they have revealed the dancer/star pairings for the upcoming season which premieres March 22 on ABC.
NFL star Chad Ochocinco: Cheryl Burke
Bachelor Jake Pavelka: Chelsie Hightower
Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger: Derek Hough
Soap star Aiden Turner: Edyta Sliwinska
Shannen Doherty: Mark Ballas
Kate Gosselin: Tony Dovolani
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek: Anna Trebunskaya
Niecy Nash: Louis Van Amstel
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin: Ashley Costa (formerly DelGrosso)
Pamela Anderson: Damian Whitewood
ESPN host Erin Andrews: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The end-zone dancing Ochocinco and two time champ Cheryl Burke will be the early favorites to win, but Nicole Scherzinger is absolutely no stranger to dancing.
As for the mother of “ocho,” Kate Gosselin, she admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that she “can’t dance,” but added, “I’m gonna win.” Her secret? getting all of her kids to vote!
It was first reported yesterday that Kate would be joining the show, but that she’d be doing things her way, by training all week/weekend at her Pennsylvania home before returning to LA to film the show.
Wonder if Jon will watch. He’d probably vote for Shannen Doherty though. He like’s his women trashy and a hot mess.
This season is going to be hot! Starzlife will be bringing you all the info and reactions as it happens! (Or at least until Kate and Ochocinco are kicked off)