Ending weeks of speculation, ABC president Paul Lee announced the cast of its upcoming Dancing With the Stars all-star edition during a session this morning at the TV Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.
The former DWtS participants who will be lacing up their dancing shoes for a return engagement are:
* Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson
* One-time boy-band star Joey Fatone
* Ex-Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft
* Former Cheers star Kirstie Alley
* Olympian Shawn Johnson
* Ex-98 Degrees singer Drew Lachey
* Hunky actor Gilles Marini
* Unwed teen mom/reality TV personality Bristol Palin
* NFL great Emmitt Smith
* Speed racer Helio Castroneves
* General Hospital‘s Kelly Monaco
* Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno
In an added twist, one final spot will be filled by a contestant chosen by viewer votes, with the three contenders being former Queer Eye guy Carson Kressley and one-time Disney Channel stars Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan.
The all-star edition of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars will premiere September 24 on ABC and CTV.