'DWTS: All Stars' Partners Announced!
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 13, 2012
The partners of the season 15 cast of Dancing with the Stars were just announced this morning on Good Morning America, where for the first time ever, past contestants will be able to return for a second shot at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Notable Olympians Apolo Ohno and Shawn Johnson made the cut, as well as controversial contestants Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley.
The returning contestants and their partners are:
Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
The 13th cast member (who will be either Carson Kressley, Sabrina Bryan or Kyle Massey) will be decided by America in an online vote ending August 24th.
Dancing with the Stars returns Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. with a two-hour season premiere on ABC.