Dancing with the Stars cast announced

Feb 19, 2008 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Let's get ready to Taaaannnngooooo!

Cheryl and ABC's Dancing is backLast night on "Dance War", ABC unveiled the cast of the next "Dancing with the Stars".  As usual, it's a mixed bag of actors, athletes and personalities most of whom will leave the average viewer saying, "who?"

Let's take a look.

  • Talk show host / comedian Adam Carolla
  • International film and TV star Cristian de la Fuente
  • Actress/model Shannon Elizabeth
  • Actor Steve Guttenberg
  • R&B/Pop singer and actor Mario
  • Actress Marlee Matlin who has been deaf since infancy
  • Illusionist Penn Jillette
  • Actress and producer Priscilla Presley
  • Tennis champ Monica Seles
  • NFL's Man of the Year Jason Taylor
  • Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur
  • Ice skating Olympic Gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi 

My money is on Priscilla Presley or Marissa Jaret Winokur.  Skater Yamaguchi has the flow and dance background, but I don't think she has the stage presence to take the win.  In the men, I'd go for Latin star Cristian de la Fuente - he's one hot cookie!

Catch up with former champion Cheryl Burke in our Entertainment Editor's interview here.