'Dancing With The Stars' Announces Season 18 Cast

The 18th season of "Dancing With the Stars" is just around the corner, and Tuesday, the new cast was revealed.
Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 04, 2014

The 18th season of "Dancing With the Stars" is just around the corner — and Tuesday, the new cast was revealed.

The celebrity cast announcement on "Good Morning America" Tuesday featured teen pop stars, '90s child stars and, as expected, a few Olympians. (Via ABC)

And probably the exact ones you wanted — Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who were unstoppable together in Sochi. Now they'll compete against each other for the "DWTS" crown. (Via Fox Sports)

A couple of former child stars will face off too — Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House" and "The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar. (Via Jeff Franklin Productions / "Full House"New World Television / "The Wonder Years")

And we'll see if a few singers have the moves to win big. Australian pop star Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush's James Maslow and the legendary Billy Dee Williams are all set to compete. (Via Atlantic Recording Corporation / Cody Simpson , YouTube / JamesMaslow , Anaid Film Productions / "Red Hot Rhythm and Blues")

Also joining the cast — funnyman-turned-game-show-host Drew Carey, record-breaking swimmer Diana Nyad and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes. (Via Price Productions / "The Price Is Right" , CNN, Bravo / "The Real Housewives of Atlanta")

As for the last two contestants — not everyone saw this coming.

Former New York Rangers player Sean Avery will trade his skates for dancing shoes as the first hockey player in the show's history. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Michael Miller)

And double-amputee snowboarding champion Amy Purdy will also take the stage as the first U.S. Paralympian to compete on "DWTS." She lost both her legs to meningitis at age 19. (Via YouTube / TEDx Talks)

But the competitors aren't the only new additions to the show.

Erin Andrews is set to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as host. And for the first time, viewers will be allowed to vote to switch around celebrities and their pro partners in the middle of the season. (Via ABC / "Jimmy Kimmel Live"YouTube / ModernMom)

Catch all the new changes to "DWTS" starting March 17 on ABC.