DWTS: Dancing with the Stars season 16 cast to include Bachelor Sean Lowe, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Wynonna Judd, Dorothy Hamill

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 26, 2013 

"The Bachelor" Sean Lowe, who is now engaged to his top bachelorette Catherine, will join the new season of "Dancing with the Stars." His addition to the DWTS lineup was announced Tuesday (March 12) on "Good Morning America." He'll be paired with Peta Murgatroyd. He joins previously announced DWTS cast members Dorothy Hamill, Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd, Aly Raisman, D.L. Hugley, Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick, Victor Ortiz, Zendaya Coleman, Ingo Rademacher and Jacoby Jones on this season's reality dancing competition on ABC. The new seasons starts at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18. Read more about Sean Lowe's season of "The Bachelor" here.

Here are this season's DWTS pairings:

Former ice skating sensation Dorothy Hamill is paired with Tristan MacManus, who's relatively new to the show. The 1976 gold medalist skater also performed with "Ice Capades" from 1977 to 1984 and won a Daytime Emmy an on-the-ice version of "Romeo and Juliet." Tristan MacManus top finish in his three DWTS appearances was a fifth place finish with Nancy Grace on season 13. He also danced with Gadys Knight and Pamela Anderson.

Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler will dance with 3-time DWTS champ Derek Hough. After her stint on "Idol," where she finished sixth, Pickler went on to record "Red High Heels" and "Best Years of Your Life." Derek Hough has won the mirror ball trophy with partners Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey.

Country star Wynonna Judd will dance with Tony Dovolani. The 48-year-old singer performed with her famous mom Naomi Judd in the '80s as the duo called The Judds. Dovolani was paired with Melissa Rycroft last season on the all-star show and won. He's also danced with Kate Gosselin and Jane Seymour.

Olympian and gymnastic standout Aly Raisman is paired with Mark Ballas, a two-time DWTS champ. He won with ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi and former gymnast Shawn Johnson. Eighteen-year-old Alexandra Rose, "Aly," was captain of the gold medal-winning United States Olympic gymnastic team in 2012. She also won gold in floor exercises and took home a bronze on the balance beam.

Almost-50-year-old actor and comedian D.L. Hugley, perhaps best known for his TV show "The Hughleys" will dance with Cheryl Burke. She won season 2 with Drew Lachey and season 3 with Emmitt Smith.

Beverly Hills' Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump is paired with a new pro, Gleb Savchenko.

Actor Andy Dick will dance with a new pro, Sharna Burgess. Dick, age 47, might be best known for his controversial behavior and sometimes offensive "jokes." He was on the show "NewsRadio" and briefly had his own program, "The Andy Dick Show" on MTV.

Boxer Victor Ortiz is paired with new pro, Lindsay Arnold, of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame. Ortiz is consider, by many in the boxing world, to be one of the "top three" welterweight boxers in the world.

Teen star Zendaya Coleman is paired with Val Chmerkovskiy, brother of Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who will not return this season. Coleman is a 16-year-old on Disney Channel's "Shake It Up," where she dances.

"General Hospital" soap star Ingo Rademacher will dance with two-time winner Kym Johnson. Kym won the competition with partners Donny Osmond and Hines Ward.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with Karina Smirnoff. She won the contest with Army veteran J.R. Martinez and placed second with partner Mario Lopez in season 3.

Professional dancer and fan favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy will not return. His brother Val Chmerkovskiy will. Pro Chelsea Hightower is also not returning, though it seems it was not her choice.

The Season 16 "DWTS" premiere is at 8 p.m. March 18. The first results show, where someone might be eliminated, is at 9 p.m. March 26.

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