‘Dancing With the Stars: All-Star’ announces pairings

Cast announcements for Dancing With the Stars also cause a media frenzy, but nothing has evoked more excitement than the debate over which celebrity will be paired the show’s cast of professional dancers. The pairings were announced on Good Morning America and they are as follows:

Kelly Monaco (season 1) and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Drew Lachey (season 2) and Anna Trebunskaya

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke (season 3)

Apolo Anton Ohno (season 4) and Karina Smirnoff

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (season 4)

Helio Castroneves (season 5) and Chelsie Hightower

Gilles Marini (season 8) and Peta Murgatroyd

Shawn Johnson (season 8) and Derek Hough

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani (season 8)

Pamela Anderson (season 10) and Tristan MacManus

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas (season 11)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (season 12)

A 13th cast member, known as the Wild Card, should be  announced shortly. Fans of the show were allowed to vote online for their favorites. The candidates are Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley.

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Brittany is now a graduate student at Rowan University and is currently working on a novel.