Ever the tease, ABC delayed announcing the “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity and professional pairings for more than a day after revealing the cast, despite the fact that duos already started training.
During the September 1 broadcast of “Good Morning America,” — which first teased at the couples by interviewing Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas the day before — Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke let the 11 other cats out of the bag.
And without further ado, so will we. Here are all 12 sets of partners for the Season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars”:
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
You may notice that Edyta Sliwinska is not among this season’s pros — and she won’t be anymore, having left the show. She says via Twitter that “I’m grateful to the show but my life can’t be limited to ‘DWTS.’ I hope you understand. Please know that you guys, the audience was the best part of the experience.”
So there you have it, but are they perfect matches or odd couples? Let us know in the comments.
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