Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Star Wars star Billy Dee Williams to star in ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 18

Billy Dee Williams, known galaxy wide for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Saga will now be paired with stars of a different kind, the dancing ones.  ABC's Good Morning America just announced that Williams would be joining the cast of the hit series, Dancing with the Stars for its 18th season!

Check out the entire celebrity cast listing below:

  • Billy Dee Williams–Actor paired with Emma Slater
  • Danica McKellar–”The Wonder Years” paired with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Cody Simpson–Pop star paired with Witney Carson
  • Diana Nyad-Swimmer paired with Henry Byalikov
  • NeNe Leakes–”Real Housewives of Atlanta” paired with Tony Dovolani
  • James Maslow–Big Time Rush paired with Peta Murgatroyd
  • Sean Avery–Hockey player paired with Karina Smirnoff
  • Drew Carey–”The Price is Right” paired with Cheryl Burke
  • Candace Cameron Bure–”Full House” paired with Mark Ballas
  • Charlie White–Olympic ice dance gold medalist paired with Sharna Burgess
  • Meryl Davis–Olympic ice dance gold medalist paired with Maks Chmerkovski
  • Amy Purdy–Olympian paired with Derek Hough

Season 18 also brings a change in the announce teams as ESPN's Erin Andrews replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy is also returning as a pro this year.

This is not the first time Billy Dee as worked with the House of Mouse. He as worked on numerous projects for ABC/Disney starring in General Hospital, General Hospital: Night Shift and is a recurring character on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He as also attended several Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios. He is also rumored to reprise his role in Star Wars Episode VII and the new animated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD.

Several of hist DWTS cast mates are also ABC prime time vets including Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper /"The Wonder Years"), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner/"Full House"/Summer Van Horne "Make it or Break it" ABC Family) and Drew Carey ("The Drew Carey Show").

Dancing with the Stars season 18 is set to kick off  March 18th on ABC.

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1 comment:

  1. I dont think Billy Dee is fit for the competition, I found this article about his wife and she doenst look that goo http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/teruko-nakagami-stars-wars-actor-dwts-contestant-billy-dee-williams-wife/


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