Meet Your New DWTS Cast


Feb. 19 2008, Published 5:15 a.m. ET

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It’s the lineup that been under speculation for weeks, but now it’s official. The 12 contestants poised to compete in the new season of Dancing With the Stars were revealed during Monday night's live season finale of Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.

Former DWTS contenders Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and Lisa Rinna were on hand to announced the new crop of celebrity dancers throughout the show, complete with a rundown of their status and commentary on how each will fare in the upcoming competition.

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This season's crew of dancing hopefuls includes sharp-tongued magician Penn Jillette, 53, Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, 42, and Chilean-born actor and heartthrob Cristian de la Fuente, 34 (which OK!'s own Delaina Dixon before the show aired).

Here's the full list of contestants and their pro partners:

Penn Jillette, 53, magician (partner Kym Johnson)

Marlee Matlin, 42, Oscar winner (partner Fabian Sanchez)


Cristian de la Fuente, 34, actor (partner Cheryl Burke)

Marissa Jaret Winokur, 34, Broadway actress (partner Tony Dovolani)

Adam Carolla, 43, comedian (partner Julianne Hough)

Kristi Yamaguchi, 36, Olympic gold-medalist figure skater (partner Mark Ballas)

Monica Seles, 34, tennis legend (partner Jonathan Roberts)

Mario, 21, R&B singer (partner Karina Smirnoff)

Steve Guttenberg, 49, movie star (partner Anna Trebunskaya)

Jason Taylor, 33, NFL All Star (partner Edyta Sliwinska)

Shannon Elizabeth, 34, actress (partner Derek Hough)

Priscilla Presley, 62, actress (partner Louis van Amstel)

Dancing With the Stars, season six, premieres March 17 at 8 p.m. on ABC.


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