We're not just getting familiar faces on the upcoming, All-Star edition of Dancing With The Stars when it returns for its 15th season this fall!
That's right, we're also getting some of celebrities back for more paired with their FORMER PARTNERSHIPS!
According to new reports, expect to see Kirstie Alley back with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani!
However, this doesn't mean the other contestants are at a disadvantage, because the NEW pairings could prove to be hugely successful!
And these include Apolo Anton Ohno with Karina Smirnoff, Shawn Johnson with Derek Hough, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy, Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus, Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd, Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya, and Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower!
Smirnoff, for one, is very excited about her new partner, and says:
"When I heard Apolo Ohno was my partner I thought, Apolo – oh yes! It's going to be fun and exciting to see Apolo's creativity, charm, drive and personality on the dance floor again. We will soon see how much dancing he has been doing and/or practicing in the off seasons. This is going to be one of the most competitive seasons we will ever have on the show. There are so many different personalities, athletes, talents, past winners and competitors on the show."
We're MORE than a little curious to see how some of these contestants handle the competition now that they have some experience under their belt!
We have a feeling that they are NOT messing around!
Ch-ch-check out all of the
old new contestants and their partners (below)!
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