"It's a dream come true," The View co-host told PEOPLE about training with returning pro Val Chmerkovskiy. "He is one of the best frickin' dancers in the world. He's hot!"
And here's who else is preparing to take the ballroom by storm when the show's new season premieres March 19 on ABC:
Former child star and Screen Actors Guild president Melissa Gilbert will dance with Chmerkovskiy's brother, ballroom bad boy Maksim.
Family Matters star Jaleel White will dance with former champ Kym Johnson
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova will dance with Tony Dovolani
Soap star-turned-singer Jack Wagner will dance with Anna Trebunskaya
Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver will dance with Peta Murgatroyd
Extra host Maria Menounos will dance with three-time champ Derek Hough
The Disney Channel's Roshon Fegan will dance with Chelsie Hightower
Cuban heartthrob, actor and model William Levy will dance with two-time champ Cheryl Burke
Singer Gavin DeGraw will dance with reigning champ Karina Smirnoff
Music legend Gladys Knight will dance with Nancy Grace's former partner Tristan MacManus
And singer Katherine Jenkins will dance with perennial finalist Mark Ballas
For whom will you be rooting?