Here they are! The first 12 celebrity/pro pairs for Dancing With the Stars All-Stars Season 15 were revealed August 13 on Good Morning America.
Here’s the lineup:
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (re-paired from Season 12)
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson (re-paired from Season 4)
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas (re-paired from Season 11)
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani (re-paired from Season 8)
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke (re-paired from Season 3)
So they definitely re-paired some past non-winning partners but, for some reason, Cheryl Burke didn’t get her non-winner, Gilles Marini. Instead, she got the second guy she won with, Emmitt Smith. Weird. And did a previous Olympic winner like Shawn Johnson really need a three-time past winner in Derek Hough? And it looks like Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley can't get their original partners again, if either one is voted in as the "Viewers' Choice" 13th contestant, since both Mark Ballas and Anna Trebunskaya are paired with other celebs. If Kyle Massey is voted in, maybe Lacey Schwimmer can return to dance with him, but otherwise new pros will have to be brought back. (Pleeeease bring back Dmitry Chaplin, if Sabrina is voted in!)
The 13th contestant and his or her partner will be revealed on Monday, August 27 on GMA. DWTS All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 on ABC.