Dancing with the Stars Pairs Revealed!
08/24/2009 AT 12:00 AM EDT
The complete Dancing with the Stars lineup of professional dancer-celebrity pairs was announced Monday on Good Morning America. The list features new pro dancer Anna Demidova, who won last season's professional dance contest, as well as the return of fan favorite Louis Van Amstel. Many of the pairings were leaked on celebrity Twitter posts and Facebook pages following the announcement of season 9's stars.
Nobody was more surprised to find out his partner than Ashley Hamilton. The 34-year-old actor, comedian and singer-songwriter will follow in his father George Hamilton's footsteps. He's paired with Edyta Sliwinska, who taught his dad to dance on the show's second season.
"My partner is a bigger celebrity than I am," Ashley said.
Rehearsals are now underway for all 16 couples, who will hit the ballroom on Sept. 21 for Dancing's season 9 premiere on ABC.
Keep reading for the complete list of dance card pairs.
Mya, singer, and Dmitri ChaplinMelissa Joan Hart, actress, and reigning DWTS champ Mark BallasMichael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy, and Anna DemidovaAshley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, and Edyta SliwinskaAaron Carter, singer, and Karina SmirnoffKathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman, and Tony DovolaniDebi Mazar, actress, and Maksim ChmerkovskiyNatalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer, and season 1 champ Alec MazoLouie Vito, snowboarder, and Chelsie HightowerChuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ, and Anna TrebunskayaDonny Osmond, singer, and Kym JohnsonTom DeLay, former congressman, and two-time Dancing champ Cheryl BurkeMacy Gray, singer, and Jonathan RobertsJoanna Krupa, model and actress, and season 7 champ Derek HoughMark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality, and Lacey SchwimmerKelly Osbourne, reality star, and Louis Van Amstel --Monica Rizzo
Tell us: Who will you be rooting for on the new season of Dancing with the Stars?
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