Are you ready to rumba? After weeks of speculation, casting rumors and dream casting, the day has come: The cast of Dancing With the Stars 2013 has finally been revealed, and it looks like Season 16 is going to be must-watch TV.
Some rumored contestants for DWTS Season 16 included Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, crude comedian Andy Dick and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler. Unlike previous seasons, ABC announced the first official contestant of the 2013 spring season ahead of the big GMA reveal. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver — and Super Bowl winner — Jacoby Jones was the first to join the Season 16 cast.
And Although Bachelor star Sean Lowe didn’t appear on Good Morning America for the reveal of the new 2013 cast, Wetpaint Entertainment can confirm the reports that he is, indeed, doing the show. His lucky partner? Peta Murgatroyd!
Earlier reports suggested ABC approached troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan. The network allegedly offered her $550,000 to compete on the sixteenth season of the long-running reality competition series. However, Lindsay turned down the opportunity. Meanwhile, former Jersey Shore star Deena Nicole launched a Twitter campaign to get herself on the Season 16 cast.
“I love dancing, I always have,” Deena told Wetpaint Entertainment back in January. “And I’ve been dancing for a really long time. I think I could go really far on the show.” Her dream partner? Mark Ballas. Sadly, Deena didn't make the Season 16 cut.
Here’s the full list of Dancing With the Stars 2013’s celebrity contestants and their pro partners:
Wynonna Judd, country music superstar (pro partner: Tony Dovolani)
D.L. Hughley, comedian and TV star (pro partner: Cheryl Burke)
Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens star (pro partner: Karina Smirnoff)
Lisa Vanderpump, RHOBH star (pro partner: Gleb Savchenko)
Andy Dick, comedian (pro partner: Sharna Burgess)
Victor Ortiz, boxer (pro partner: Lindsay Arnold)
Zendaya, “Shake It Up!” (pro partner: Val Chmerkovskiy)
Aly Raisman, Olympic gymnast (pro partner: Mark Ballas)
Ingo Rademacher, soap star (pro partner: Kym Johnson)
Kellie Pickler, American Idol finalist (pro partner: Derek Hough)
Dorothy Hamill, former figure skater (pro partner: Tristan MacManus)
What do you think of the Season 16 cast? Sound off in the comments!