Meet the new 'Dancing with the Stars' contestants

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Sean Avery

Former NHL star (Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers).

Dancing partner: Karina Smirnoff

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Candace Cameron Bure

Actress (D.J. Tanner, "Full House."

Dancing partner: Mark Ballas

Photo: Mike Healy/Special to the Times-Union

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Drew Carey

Actor, comedian, game show host ("The Price is Right").

Dancing partner: Cheryl Burke

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Meryl Davis

American ice dancer, winner of gold medal at 2014 Olympic Games at Sochi. Pictured with ice dancing partner Charlie White, who will also be a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

Dancing partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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NeNe Leakes

Actress, TV reality show participant ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta).

Dancing partner: Tony Dovolani

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Danica McKellar

Actress (Winnie Cooper, "The Wonder Years").

Dancing partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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Diana Nyad

Long-distance swimmer who swam from Cuba to Florida in 2013 without protection from a shark cage.

Dancing partner: Henry Byalikov

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Cody Simpson

Australian pop singer ("Paradise," "Surfer's Paradeise")

Dancing partner: Witney Carson

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Charlie White

American ice dancer, winner of gold medal at 2014 Olympic Games at Sochi. Pictured with ice dancing partner Meryl Davis, who will also be a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

Dancing partner: Sharna Burgess

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Billy Dee Williams

Singer, actor ("Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi")

Dancing partner: Emma Slater

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Complete cast

Other contestants include James Maslow (with dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd) and Amy Purdy (with dance partner Derek Hough).

Standing: Lara Spencer, Emma Slater, Billy Dee Williams, Danica Mckellar, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Sean Avery, Candace Cameron Bure, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis, Nene Leakes, Tony Dovolani, Sharna Burgess, Charlie White, Cheryl Burke, Drew Carey, Diana Nyad, Henry Byalikov, Erin Andrews; Sitting: Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, James Maslow, Witney Carson, Cody Simpson; Front: Tom Bergeron Photo: ABC

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Tuesday on "Good Morning America," ABC released the lineup for Season 18 of its hit show "Dancing with the Stars." Here's a look at those who will compete for the Mirror Ball trophy in the upcoming season.

Associated Press photos (unless otherwise noted).

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