Ralph Macchio, Karina Smirnoff
Every dancing star needs a pro. ABC has unveiled the 11 pairings for Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.
Two-time champs Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas will go for a record-tying third Mirrorball trophy with WWE bruiser Chris Jericho and Disney star Chelsea Kane, respectively. The only other former champ in the running, Kym Johnson, will tackle the ballroom with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
Meet the new Dancing cast
Making a return to the hardwood is Season 9 runner-up Dmitry Chaplin, who is partnered with supermodel Petra Nemcova.
Defending and three-time champ Derek Hough previously announced he will take this season off to shoot his first movie.
Check out the pairings:
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff
Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani