Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is among the celebrities picked for the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
The RHOA cast member will be on a team with Tony Dovolani.
She will be joined by Olympic ice ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis, game show host Drew Carey, actor Billy Dee Williams, and long distance swimmer Diana Nyad.
White and Davis notably will not be a pair on the show.
Other celebrity contestants include former pro hockey player Sean Avery, “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure,, James Maslow of the TV show and music group Big Time Rush, actress Danica McKellar of “The Wonder Years” and “The West Wing,” Paralympic athlete Amy Purdy and pop star Cody Simpson.
The new season of the ABC show will have a new host, Erin Andrews, after Brooke Burke Charvet was fired last month.
“Weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS…ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn’t even read my name. I won’t be returning to the show this season,” Charvey said via Twitter.
The 28-piece band was also replaced by a smaller band along with many recordings.
The judges this year are Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.