The cast of the 2012 Dancing With The Stars season 14 was revealed live on Good Morning America. In case you missed it, and just so we can have a good old gossip about the celebrities and their professional dance partners, here is the full line-up.
This season we have a mix of child stars, tennis pros, soap stars and more and it already promises to be a fun and exciting. Without further ado, here is our cast for DWTS 14.
Jack Wagner will be dancing with Anna Trebunskaya.
Jack is a soap star who is best known for his roles on General Hospital, Melrose Place and The Bold And The Beautiful. He is also known for being engaged to fellow Melrose Place star Heather Locklear.
Anna has been on the show for several seasons and last season partnered Carson Kressley.
Melissa Gilbert will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Oh come on, we all know Melissa was Laura Ingle on Little House On The Prairie! Since then she has been president of the Screen Actors Guild and starred in several TV movies, including Christmas In My Hometown, Safe Harbour and Thicker Than Water.
Maks is a DWTS veteran well known for his tough work ethic and not being shy to share his opinions. Last year he partnered Hope Solo so he will probably be tough on Melissa and expect a certain levbel of fitness.
Donald Driver will be dancing with Peta Murgatroyd.
Donald is an NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and, Super Bowl Champion so should be pretty fit. He is also the author of three children’s books. He also founded the Donald Driver Foundation, which helps ill children with unmanageable hospital bills, provides housing to the homeless and donates to various charities. So we love him already.
Peta got her start on the show as part of the DWTS troupe and was partnered with Metta World Peace last season. ‘nuff said?
William Levy will be dancing with Cheryl Burke.
William starred in the Jennifer Lopez music video I’m Into You and has been seen in Mi Vida Eres Tu, Pasion, Sortilegio and Triunfo del Amor. So are we saying he can dance already? Not sure!
We know Cheryl well as the show’s first two time champion, winning seasons two and three with Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith, respectively. She also came pretty close to the glitter ball trophy when she was partnered with Rob Kardashian last year. These guys could be dynamite.
Sherri Shepard will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy.
Sherri has previously starred on the sitcom Less Than Perfect and the Lifetime sitcom Sherri. She also wrote a book, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide To Giving Herself A Break. She can be seen daily as one of the hosts of The View.
Val danced with Elisabetta Canalis last season and is joining his brother on Dancing With The Stars for a second season.
Katherine Jenkins will be dancing with Mark Ballas.
Katherine is a classical crossover singer who hails from Wales in the UK. She has sold more than seven million albums since 2004. She has gone platinum several times, released eight albums and won two classical BRIT awards. She is has also been to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops and is a trustee for the British Forces Foundation.
Mark has had many famous celebrity dance partners previously, including Kim Kardashian and Bristol Palin. That season he danced with Kristin Cavallari. He has also won the glitter ball trophy twice, making him the third pro to win the show twice.
Gavin DeGraw will be dancing with Karina Smirnoff.
Gavin is a singer, best known for singing the One Tree Hill theme song I Don’t Want To Be.
Karina is the reigning champion of the show, having won with JR Martinez last season.
Martina Navratilova will be dancing with Tony Dovolani.
Martina is a tennis pro who was once said to be the “greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player that ever lived.” She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam Women’s doubles titles and ten Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She also reached the Wimbledon singles final 12 times. She is also multiple ITF World Champion and WTA Player Of The Year.
Tony has been on DWTS since season two. He was previously paired with Stacy Keibler but in the past he has danced with Kate Gosselin, Audrina Patridge and Chynna Phillips.
Roshan Fegan will be dancing with Chelsie Hightower.
Roshan is a Disney Channel star who has been in the Camp Rock movies, Shake It up and Kickin’ It. He also has a Youtube show with DWTS alum Cody Linley, where they freestyle rap.
Chelsie was discovered after placing fourth on season four of So You Think You Can Dance. Since then, she has appeared on DWTS with Ty Murray, Louie Vito, Jake Pavelka, Michael Bolton and Romeo.
Maria Menounos will be dancing with Derek Hough.
Maria is an entertainment journalist who has done correspondent work for Today, Access Hollywood and most currently, Extra. She has also been on One Tree Hill, One on One and Entourage as an actress. She also founded Take Action Hollywood!, a charity that utilizes the power of the entertainment industry to promote positive social change.
Derek is the show’s only three time champion. He won with current DWTS co-host Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey. He also has been partnered with Jennie Garth, Shannon Elizabeth, Lil’ Kim, Joanna Krupa and last season came close to another win with Ricki Lake.
Jaleel White will be dancing with Kym Johnson.
Jaleel is best known for his iconic role of Steve Urkel on Family Matters but has since appeared on Grown Ups, Half and Half, Psych, Boston Legal and House, among others. He is also set to host the new Syfy Channel show Total Blackout this spring.
Kym is the fourth pro to win the show twice, once with Donny Osmond and once with Hines Ward. She was also partnered with Jerry Springer, David Hasselhoff and David Arquette, to name but a few
Tristan McManus will be dancing with Gladys Knight.
Gladys is a legend of a diva, also known as the Empress of Soul and of course for being part of Gladys Knight and The Pips. She has won various Grammys, a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, an Essence Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. She’s quite famous for hits such as That’s What Friends Are For, Midnight Train To Georgia and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
Tristan partnered Nancy Grace last season.
So there you have it: The partners for Dancing with the Stars season 14. Who are you most excited about seeing when the premiere airs on March 19?