'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' Cast Announced: Bristol Palin, Apolo Ohno, Kirstie Alley and More
'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' Cast Announced: Bristol Palin, Apolo Ohno, Kirstie Alley and More
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
ABC has announced the names of those celebrities who will return to the ballroom for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars this fall. Which famous former dancers will return for a second chance at Mirror Ball glory? Will you get a chance to vote for your favorites again? Keep reading for the full Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars cast announcement!


Forget the Olympics -- the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars cast announcement is the important "sporting" news of the day! Or at least that's what we'll all tell ourselves as we wait with breathless anticipation to learn the identities of former DWTS celebrities back for more.

Who will make the All-Star cast?

I had a list of leaked names here earlier. They were wrong. Like super wrong. We're talking mega-wrong. And I wasn't the source, so I deleted them. Feel free to check out the NY Daily News if you want to see what might have been but what totally isn't...

The Official Announcement

ABC executives are at the TCA summer press tour today, making the official announcements for the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars celebrities. Thanks to the network's official publicity Twitter feed, the names are...

  • Pamela Anderson
  • Kelly Monaco
  • Melissa Rycroft
  • Shawn Johnson
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Bristol Palin
  • Joey Fatone
  • Drew Lachey
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Apolo Anton Ohno
  • Gilles Marini
  • Helio Castroneves

And the three celebrities in the running for the fan votes are:

  • Sabrina Bryan
  • Carson Kressley
  • Kyle Massey

How does the voting for these celebrities work? If you want to vote, go to the network's homepage at abc.com between today (Friday, July 27) at 10:30am (Pacific) and Friday, August 24 at 12:00pm (Pacific). You can vote up to five times per day.

And good luck choosing between these three. I'm personally more than a little irritated that this is the choice. I'd want all of them back. In place of some of the other stars whose names I will not mention for fear of alienating readers before the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars season even begins...

(Note: Don't even try to guess who I am not excited about. I can promise you will be at least partially wrong...)

Want to watch the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars cast announcement for yourself? Check out this video below!



Which of these celebrity dancers are you most excited to see return to the dance floor? Who might have the best shot at winning the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars season? Who will be the first one eliminated? Leave your comments below!

(Images courtesy of ABC)