'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' Professional Pairings Revealed
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars is bringing back 13 of the most
memorable contestants from the first 14 seasons, and now we know what
professional dancers they're be partnered with.
Since several of the returning stars danced with the same professionals (and some had partners who have moved on), there are some new pairings. However, five of the celebrities got paired with their old partners, including Mark Ballas with Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Emmitt Smith will once again dance with Cheryl Burke, a couple that won back in season 3.
The Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars cast also makes history by marking the first time all of the professional dancers from a previous season will return. All 12 of season 14's pros are back.
The news is also good for past winners (and Olympic medalists) Shawn Johnson and Apolo Anton Ohno. Both are previous winners with new pro partners, but both of their new partners are also previous winners (Johnson in particular gets the huge advantage of going from Mark Ballas to Derek Hough).
Here are the 12 official dance pairings for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. The 13th dancer of the season will be decided by a vote between Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan. It's unknown who their professional partners would be, but it seems like a safe bet that Carson or Kyle would get Lacey Schwimmer while Sabrina would probably be paired with Dmitry Chaplin.
SAME PARTNERS AS LAST TIME:
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars premieres Monday, September 24 at 8pm on ABC.
(Image courtesy of ABC)