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The Official Dancing with the Stars 8 Cast

Dancing with the Stars

The official lineup for was announced tonight during ABC’s Sunday lineup.

And while tabloids have leaked erroneous names over the past few years, it appears they’ve rounded up better sources this time around. It also turns out that Donny Osmond wasn’t lying when he said he was lying about competing. (Get that?)

For the show’s eighth installment, we’ll once again start off with an uneven 13 contestants. (This meant a Week 1 double-elimination last fall.) We’ll also see the series’ youngest performer to date. (Even younger than Season 7’s Cody Linley.) You can check out the full list of names after the jump.

  • David Alan Grier: Comedian
  • Gilles Marini: Sex and the City movie hottie
  • Ty Murray: Rodeo star, Jewel’s husband
  • Steve-O: Jackass star
  • Lawrence Taylor: NFL Hall of Famer
  • Chuck Wicks: Country singer, Julianne Hough’s beau
  • Steve Wozniak: Apple co-founder, Kathy Griffin ex
Jewel and Ty Murray


  • Belinda Carlisle: Go-Go’s lead singer
  • Jewel: Singer, Ty Murray’s wife
  • Shawn Johnson: 17-year-old Olympic gymnast
  • Lil’ Kim: Rapper/singer
  • Nancy O’Dell: Access Hollywood host
  • Denise Richards: Reality star

Dancing with the Stars 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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