ABC reveals 'Dancing with the Stars' celebs -- including Jake Pavelka
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/02/2010
ABC has revealed the identities of the 11 celebrities competing on Dancing with the Stars' tenth season, which will premiere Monday, March 22 at 8PM ET/PT.
The celebrity cast consists of former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, NFL star Chad Ochocinco, All My Children actor Aiden Turner, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, former Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty, former astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin, comedian and The Insider panelist Niecy Nash, Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin, and The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love star Jake Pavelka.
"Vienna's on board 150%," said Pavelka after he was revealed as a participant. "She'll be front row, center cheering me on."
In addition to Pavelka and Gosselin, several of the other tenth-season cast members have previous experience in the reality realm.
Anderson starred in her own 2008 E! reality series Pam: Girl on the Loose, while Doherty previously hosted both SyFy's Scare Tactics and Oxygen's Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty.
Nash helms Style Network's Clean House and Scherzinger was part of The CW's Pussycat Dolls Present reality competition series.
The tenth-season pro partner pairing will be revealed during Tuesday morning's Good Morning America broadcast on ABC.
Following its March 22 debut, all of the tenth-season couples will return for another two-hour performance show on Monday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT. Home viewers will be able to vote following each episode.
The first live tenth-season results show will then air the following night at 8PM ET/PT -- with one couple being eliminated based on a combination of the judges' scores and home viewer votes from both performance episodes.