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Friday February 13, 2009 1:04 pm

Dancing with the Stars 8 Pairings Announced

Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks

Although we’ve already learned the names of Dancing with the Stars’ next competitors, we know now which 13 pairs will be vying for that mirror ball trophy.

Included in the mix are two professionals familiar to viewers: Chelsie Hightower (Season 4) and Dmitry Chaplin (Season 2). Chelsie and Dmitry will join Lacey Schwimmer, another SYTYCD vet, on the eighth installment of the ballroom show.


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  • David Alan Grier - partner Kym Johnson
  • Gilles Marini - partner Cheryl Burke
  • Ty Murray - partner Chelsie Hightower (former So You Think You Can Dance competitor)
  • Steve-O - partner Lacey Schwimmer
  • Lawrence Taylor - partner Edyta Sliwinska
  • Chuck Wicks - partner Julianne Hough (real-life couple)
  • Steve Wozniak - partner Karina Smirnoff




  • Belinda Carlisle - partner Jonathan Roberts
  • Jewel - partner Dmitry Chaplin (former So You Think You Can Dance competitor)
  • Shawn Johnson - partner Mark Ballas
  • Lil’ Kim - partner Derek Hough
  • Nancy O’Dell - partner Tony Dovolani
  • Denise Richards - partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy

DWTS 8 kicks off Monday, March 9 on ABC.

(You can find all the Dancing with the Stars: Season 8 posts here.)



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