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New Season Of Dancing With The Stars Set To Begin

Put on your dancing shoes.

The 12th season of Dancing With The Stars kicks off Monday, with Playboy Playmate-turned-E! star Kendra Wilkinson, WWE wrestler-turned-best-selling author Chris Jericho and Look Who’s Talking star Kirstie Alley among the most notable contestants.

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Also in this season’s cast: boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward; Czech model Petra Nemcova; Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio, Loveline‘s Mike Catherwood; rapper Romeo; Disney star Chelsea Kane; and the “Queen Of All Media” Wendy Williams.

The stars’ Twitter pages have been abuzz with excitement over the impending season of the ABC hit. 

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“Who’s excited for “Dancing With The Stars“…??” Kendra tweeted. “Which dance are you excited to see me and [dance partner Louis Van Amstel] do?”

Alley wrote, mentioning her hunky dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “GOOD morning my darling leading man…you will be as remarkable tonight as you always have been….lead me Maks..Lead me.”

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Jericho tweeted: “Had a tough rehearsal today at CBS studios but it felt good to get the jitters out. However tomorrow is SHOWTIME…and that’s where I live.”

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“Awesome work last few days,” Macchio tweeted. “Overwhelming, exciting, exhausting – body is aching but inspired 4 u all 2 c dwts Monday! Me & [dance partner Karina Smirnoff].”

Dancing With The Stars
kicks off with a live, two-hour premiere Monday night on ABC at 8/7c.

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