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Couples set ..now we dance!

Dancing with the Stars has announced its couples. DWTS premieres September 21 and having announced the fall line-up last week -- now we have the celebrity and dancer pairings.

Couples set ..now we dance!First things first: a new professional dancer will join the Dancing with the Stars cast. Anna Demidova will join Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas and the rest of the DWTS professional team.

Now...onto the show!

{healidne}DWTS season 9 couples:Remember Aaron Carter, the pop star! Carter's teaming up with Karina Smirnoff to do the samba, meringue and cha-cha-cha! Olympic champion swimmer Natalie Coughlin will dance aside Alec Mazo, DWTS season one champ. The Iron Chef star, Mark Dacascos, will join Lacey Schwimmer as dance partners.

To switch things up, there's a government side of the show as the former house majority leader, Tom DeLay, will team up with Cheryl Burke -- the two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars. Switching into the music industry, Grammy award winner Macy Gray will dance next to Jonathan Roberts. Ashley Hamilton, the actor and comedian will team up with Edyta Silwinska who, interestingly enough, is the only professional dancer to compete in all nine seasons of DWTS.

As for the rest of the line up is actress Melissa Joan Hart will dance with Mark Ballas, reigning two-time champion. Kathy Ireland, model and entrepreneur, will be paired with Tony Dovolani. Next up is NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin who will dance with Anna Demidova. Anna will make her debut on the show this season after winning the professional dance competition try-out.

Couples set ..now we dance!Joanna Krupa, a model, will cut a rug with DWTS season 7 champion Derek Hough. Ultimate fighting champion Chuck Liddell will be paired with Anna Trebunskaya; Debi Mazar (Entourage) will team up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Singer Mya will dance with Dmitry Chaplin while Kelly Osbourne, reality star will boogie with Louis van Amstel (one of our favorites!). Louie Vito, a professional snowboarder will dance alongside Chelsie Hightower (second-year Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance veteran) and last but not least -- showman Donny Osmond will dance with Kym Johnson.

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