'Dancing with the Stars' Cast Revealed

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
February 28, 2012|9:27 am

The new cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" season 14 has been announced on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning.

"Dancing with the Stars" hosts Brooke Burke-Charvet and Tom Bergeron joined Robin Roberts to reveal the 12 new stars along with their partners, surprising and exciting viewers everywhere.

The full list of stars and their background is as follows:

- Jack Wagner, star of "Melrose Place"
- Sherri Shepherd, co-host of "The View"
- Melissa Gilbert, star of "Little House on the Prairie"
- Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver
- William Levy, telenova star
- Katherine Jenkins, opera star
- Gavin DeGraw, singer
- Martina Nabratilova, tennis star
- Roshon Fegan, Disney star
- Maria Menounos, TV host
- Jaleel White, URKEL! (star of "Family Matters)
- Gladys Knight, music legend

The list of stars and their professional dance partners are as follows:

- Jack Wagner, Anna Trebunskaya
- Sherri Shepherd, Val Chmerkovskiy
- Melissa Gilbert, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Donald Driver, Peta Murgatroyd
- William Levy, Cheryl Burke
- Katherine Jenkins, Mark Ballas
- Gavin DeGraw, Karina Smirnoff
- Martina Navratilova, Tony Dovolani
- Roshon Fegan, Chelsie Hightower
- Maria Menounos, Derek Hough
- Jaleel White, Kym Johnson
- Gladys Knight, Tristan MacManus

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The new cast was largely speculated by the media in the weeks leading up to the reveal. "Dancing with the Stars" season 14 will kick off on ABC, March 19.

During the announcement Tuesday morning, a few members of the new cast commented on the work in the ballroom that lies ahead.

"I'm doing it for my mom," said 35-year-old Jaleel White. "It's my favorite show."

Sherri Shepherd said, "I'm scared to death. I need Barbara Walters! … But I'm having fun."

She later added, "My biggest fear, besides getting old! … is getting out there and my feet getting tired and forgetting my steps."

Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan, 20, said, "I'm excited."

Singer Gavin DeGraw reported on his dance moves while answering a fan's questions about his favorite party moves. "I usually wait 'til everybody is passed out at the party before I start dancing," said DeGraw.

 

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