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'Dancing With The Stars' 2016 cast list: Ryan Lochte tops a wild lineup

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trading the pool for the dance floor.

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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trading the pool for the dance floor.



We all knew Dancing With the Stars would likely get an Olympian into the mix for its upcoming season, but the reality competition series has snagged the most controversial figure of the entire 2016 games with Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer who's still facing charges of filing a false police report over a vandalized restroom in Rio.

Lochte leads an impressively weird cast of stars announced by ABC this morning. Here's the full list with their pro dancer partners.

Amber Rose - The former exotic dancer and Kanye West muse turned feminist advocate and talk show host. Paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Rick Perry - The former Republican governor of Texas and presidential candidate. Paired with Emma Slater

Vanilla Ice - Rapper, reality TV veteran and perennial punchline. Paired with Witney Carson.

Laurie Hernandez - Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and subject of the best GIF of the 2016 games. Paired with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Renowned producer, songwriter and R&B singer of Whip Appeal fame. Paired with Allison Holker.

Jake T. Austin - The young actor who starred as Max on Disney Channel'sWizards of Waverly Place.  Paired with Jenna Johnson.

James Hinchcliffe - A Canadian IndyCar driver. Paired with Sharna Burgess.

Maureen McCormick - Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch. Paried with Artem Chigvintsev.

Marilu Henner - Veteran actress and author best known for Taxi and Evening Shade, and, more recently, for revealing her superhuman memory on 60 Minutes.  Paired with Derek Hough.

Terra Jole -  The star of Lifetime's reality series Little Women: LA and Terra's Little Family. Paired with Sasha Farber.

Jana Kramer - The country singer best known for singing Why Ya Wanna. Paired with Gleb Savchenko.  

Calvin Johnson - Former Detroit Lions wide receiver who retired after the 2015 NFL season. Paired with Lindsay Arnold.

Lochte - Paired with Cheryl Burke.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:28pm]


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