'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' Pairs Revealed: Kirstie and Maks Are Back In Action, Plus Surprising New Couples

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'DWTS: All Stars' Cast
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The Olympics may be over, but the games have just begun for the celebrity cast of ABC's Dancing With the Stars: All Stars.

The star-studded lineup includes past fan-favorites of yore, from Kirstie Alley and Season 3 winner Drew Lachey to controversial contestant Bristol Palin. Now, we finally know who the stars will be paired up with, and needless to say, we're really excited to see some of our favorite pairs return. Yes, we're talking about Season 12's must-watch couple Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

On Monday, Good Morning America announced the celebrity and pro pairs.
Here's the official list: Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
Alley and Chmerkovskiy made it to the finals in Season 12, but will they be able to bring the heat back to the ballroom without suffering yet another embarrassing fall? Meanwhile, reality star Palin will be reunited with her Season 11 pro partner Ballas. Palin may not have the natural dancing ability of Ballas' Season 14 partner Katherine Jenkins, but she does have a knack for rallying voters.

Former Olympians Ohno and Johnson will both have new partners to paso with: Ohno will be paired with Smirnoff and Johnson with decorated pro Hough, who narrowly missed making it to the finals last season with celebrity partner Maria Menounos. Meanwhile, dancer MacManus will have his hands full with former Baywatch beauty Anderson, who made it to week six in her season of the ABC dancing competition.

As for defending pro-champ Murgatroyd, who won her first Mirror Ball last season with NFL star Donald Driver, she'll try to recapture the magic with French actor Marini.

Meanwhile, wild cards Massey, Bryan and Kressley are still vying for your votes. The fan-chosen contestant and his or her partner will be announced on Good Morning America on Aug. 27.

Dancing With the Stars: All Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. EDT.

What do you think of the "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" cast? And which pair do you think has the best odds at taking home the coveted Mirror Ball? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Vinnie

    Ente3o Jess, acho que foi a mesma que mandaram pra gente. Ne3o e9 uma sneak peak nova, nem tarelir novo. c9 o Trailer oficial (o tarelir que je1 conhecemos)que sere1 lane7ado na Dinamarca, sf3 agora. Mas ficaremos ligados caso saia algo novo, ok? ;)

  • nyfla

    I will be boycotting DWS due to the return of Bristol Palin. She is not a star - not even remotely close to a star and had no business being on DWTS in the first place. She ruined DWTS a few years ago by causing the show to swap its dancing format for a politic popularity contest. She was clunky, very ungraceful, and couldn't dance to save her life, but tea baggers and he mama's Republican pals voted her in all the way to the finals. With this being an election year, I cannot endure any additional political trash and will find something entertaining to watch elsewhere. Dumb move ABC - you really sold out entertainment for politics!