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The Dancing With the Stars Season 18 cast was announced this morning, and most of the stars and pros have already found time in their jam-packed schedule to express their excitement on Twitter. That makes sense — in the modern era of social media, mobilizing Twitter followers can be a good way for popular stars to garner votes.

So, which star has the most followers? And who sounds the most excited? We've gathered everyone's reactions and the stars' follower counts (as of this writing, though we imagine many will pick up more follower quickly) right here.

Amy Purdy, paired with Derek Hough: 5,057 (follow her @AmyPurdyGurl)

Amy has not Tweeted about DWTS, but that's understandable: she's busy at the Paralympics right now, where Derek has joined her.

Billy Dee Williams, paired with Emma Slater: 15.4k followers (follow him @realbdw)




Candace Cameron Bure
, paired with Mark Ballas: 266k followers (follow her @candacecbure)




Charlie White
, paired with Sharna Burgess: 69.4k followers (follow him @CharlieaWhite)




Cody Simpson
, paired with Witney Carson: 6.41 million followers (follow him @CodySimpson)




Danica McKellar
, paired with Val Chmerkovskiy: 71.6k followers (follow her @danicamckellar)



Diana Nyad
, paired with Henry Byalikov: 42.6k followers (follow her @diananyad)




Drew Carey
, paired with  Cheryl Burke: 648k followers (follow him @DrewFromTV)



James Maslow
, paired with Peta Murgatroyd: 2.82 million followers (follow him @jamesmaslow)



Meryl Davis
, paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 86.3k followers (follow her @Meryl_Davis)




NeNe Leakes
, paired with Tony Dovolani: 1.47 million followers (follow her @NeNeLeakes)



Sean Avery
, paired with Karina Smirnoff: 48.8k followers (follow him @imseanavery)


Who are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 premiere on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!