Cast set for Dancing with the Stars


ABC has announced the 12 celebrities who will be dancing in the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” premiering March 19th. As has become the custom, hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet appeared on network stable mate “Good Morning America” to announce the cast.

There’s no true senior citizen this time around, but tennis star Martina Navratilova is a spokesperson for AARP. She will be paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.

“Whether you’re 55 or 85, I hope to demonstrate that it’s never too late to learn something new or step outside of your comfort zone,” said Navratilova in a statement after her participation was announced. “Going from the tennis court to the dance floor is going to be tough but I want to show my generation that staying active and challenging yourself can provide opportunities to learn new things and have fun.”

Without further ado, here are the other 11 pairings:

Jaleel White, actor, paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson.

Gavin DeGraw, singer-songwriter, paired with Karina Smirnoff.

Jack Wagner, actor, paired with Anna Trebunskaya.

William Levy, telenovela star, paired with Cheryl Burke.

Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, paired with Peta Murgatroyd.

Katherine Jenkins, classical crossover singer, paired with Mark Ballas.

Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” paired with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Melissa Gilbert, actress, paired with Maxim Chmerkovskiy.

Roshon Fegan, actor, paired with Chelsie Hightower.

Maria Menounos, “Extra” TV anchor, aired with Derek Hough.

Gladys Knight, singer, paired with Tristan MacManus.