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'Dancing with the Stars' Announces Season 16 Cast and Pairings

February 27, 2013 (1:58 am) GMT
Wynonna Judd and Lisa Vanderpump are among the celebrity contestants, while pro dancers Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are sitting this season out.

"" hosts Tom Bergeron and took over "" for a while on Tuesday, February 26 to reveal the cast of the reality show's season 16. First to be called out was country music star Wynonna Judd.

"They've asked me for six years, and now, I'm trying to get back to my original weight of 8 pounds,15 ounces," Judd said of why she finally said "yes" after stating that she would never do the show in the past. "It's the year of doing things that scare you - I'm scared to death!"

She joins previously confirmed celebrity contestant NFL star Jacoby Jones. Other celebrities competing for the mirror ball trophy are Olympians and Dorothy Hamill, comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley, "" star Ingo Rademacher, "" alumna , reality TV star , boxer Victor Ortiz and Disney star .

At the same time, "DWTS" revealed the pairings and introduced new pro dancers, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko and Sharna Burgess, to replace Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Louis van Amstel and who won't dance this season. The returning pros include , Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas, , and Tony Dovolani.

"We frequently rotate the professional dancers, so it is not unusual for them to rest a cycle," a representative for the show explains the missing pros. "As we consider who will be matched up each season, there are a lot of factors that dictate which couples make the best pairings."

The rep adds, "We appreciate each of our dancers' dedication to the show, so this is a very difficult decision. Anna, Chelsie, Louis and Maks continue to be a part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' family."

"DWTS" season 16 cast and pairings:



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