This season’s dynamic lineup of stars—including a country music legend, a figure skating champion, a boxing dynamo, an Olympic Gold medalist and the youngest contestant to ever compete on the show—will perform for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Monday, March 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
As announced this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America by Dancing with the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet, the 11 celebrities, with their professional partners, heading to the dance floor this season (in alphabetical order) are:
ZENDAYA COLEMAN—Multi-talented actress and singer Zendaya Coleman stars as Raquel “Rocky” Blue, one half of the comedic duo in the hit Disney Channel series Shake It Up!, and is currently recording her debut album on Hollywood Records.
ANDY DICK — Andy Dick is an American comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and producer.
DOROTHY HAMILL—Dorothy Hamill captured the Gold medal at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria at the age of 19.
D.L. HUGHLEY—D.L Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.
JACOBY JONES—Jacoby Jones is a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens, the 2013 Super Bowl Champions.
WYNONNA JUDD—Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times-bestselling author Wynonna Judd has always revolved her career around telling stories.
VICTOR ORTIZ—Victor Ortiz is a living, breathing example of the American dream. From a broken home in a small town in Kansas to the bright lights of the boxing ring, Ortiz has used every obstacle he has encountered along his journey to fuel his strength and attain his dreams.
KELLIE PICKLER—Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19 she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and in 2006 signed to 19 Recordings/BNA Records to release her debut, Small Town Girl, which went on to sell over 800,000 copies.
INGO RADEMACHER—Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher is best known to audiences as the charismatic Jasper “Jax” Jacks on ABC’s General Hospital.
ALEXANDRA RAISMAN—Just 18 years old, Alexandra Raisman captained the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to its first team Gold medal since the 1996 Olympic Games.
LISA VANDERPUMP—Hailing from London, restaurateur, designer, author, philanthropist, producer and television personality Lisa Vanderpump moved to the United States eight years ago. Vanderpump is best known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which she joined in 2010.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which she joined in 2010.