'DWTS' Season 18 Cast Is a Mix of Young, Old, Surprising & Bold

Nene Leakes Dancing With The StarsABC is gearing up for their next season of Dancing With the Stars and it's looking like it's going to be awesome. With a cast that includes Real Housewife of Atlanta NeNe Leakes, former Wonder Years star and now math book author Danica McKellar, not to mention the inimitable Billy Dee Williams (... baby), the cast is bursting with characters and, potentially, with secret dancing dynamos.

Drew Carey's also joining the cast, and as a long-time fan of The Drew Carey Show, I point to its opening sequence as proof that Drew's already got the moves. Plus, having made fitness and his health a priority before going on the show, he won't have to leap that hurdle when it comes to stepping up his game physically.


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Now we all know that NeNe used to work the pole -- she admits this freely and power to her, no shame in that game. We already know that the woman knows how to shake what god gave her. But will she be able to handle the pressure of the situation? After watching her wedding special, we know that while NeNe might put on a tough front, the woman can only take so much.

There are some interesting dark horses in the mix! I know I'll be rooting for Diana Nyad. When I read that the record-setting 64-year-old known for swimming from Cuba to Florida was joining the cast, my interest was totally piqued. Endurance isn't a problem for Nyad, something she's proved time and time again. But how will she do out of the water? SO MANY QUESTIONS. I think it's sure to be a dynamic season.

Who are you the most excited about watching participate?


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