The 10th season of “Dancing With the Stars” begins on March 22, but fans are already eager to begin handicapping the contestants, especially now that the celebrities’ professional partners have been announced.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be hitting the dance floor with Ashly Costa (formerly known as Ashly DelGrosso). Pamela Anderson and “DWTS” newbie Damian Whitewood will be dancing together when the show starts up again. Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be paired with ESPN’s Erin Andrews. And Shannen Doherty will be gliding on the floor with two-time winner Mark Ballas.
Other teams include reality-TV mom Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani, Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya, and “Reno 911″ star Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel.
The 11 teams will be rounded out by Cincinnati Bengals player Chad Ochocinco and two-time champ Cheryl Burke, “The Bachelor” star Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and season-seven winner Derek Hough, and finally “All My Children” star Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska.
Last season, the cast included Kelly Osbourne, Mya, Aaron Carter, Debi Mazar and winner Donny Osmond .
“I’m probably putting it on top of my house with a spotlight on it for all the world to see,” Osmond said about winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy. “Of all the things I’ve done in my career, this is right up there.”