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Following weeks of rumors, ABC officially unveiled the new cast of Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.

The upcoming 10th season will have 11 “stars” vying for the coveted mirror ball trophy. Above is a photo of ten of the stars which included the more notable Kirstie Alley, Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams.

The other stars included Ralph Macchio – the original “Karate Kid”, hall of fame boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, NFL player Hines Ward, professional wrestler Chris Jericho, Disney actress Chelsea Kane, actor/host Mike Catherwood, and rapper Romeo, who’s dad Master P was part of the show’s second season in 2005. Missing from the above photo is model Petra Nemcova.

And missing from the cast all together is Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell, who revealed she was contemplating doing the show after being asked. Christine would have been equivalent to last season’s Bristol Palin or perhaps season 8’s Kate Gosselin aka the controversial “star” this season seems to be lacking.

Meanwhile, TMZ revealed some of the stars/pro dancer pairs yesterday. Those are below –

Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke

Lil’ Romeo & Chelsie Hightower

Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani

Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas

Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunskaya

Hines Ward & Kym Johnson

Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff

ABC will officially reveal the full celebrities/professional dancer pairings on Wednesday, while the 12th season of DWTS will premiere March 21 at 8/7c on ABC.

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