HOLLYWOOD, California, March 4. DIANA Nyad, who captured the hearts and minds of the American public with her swim from Cuba to Florida last year, has been selected as part of the cast of season 18 of “Dancing With The Stars,” as announced on Good Morning America this morning.
Nyad joins a group that includes two Olympic gold medalists, several child stars, and even the host of The Price is Right Drew Carey.
Nyad has been paired with Australian professional dancer Henry Byalikov.
The show is undergoing a bit of a facelift this year, having swapped out their “sideline” personality with an actual sideline reporter in Erin Andrews. Additionally, the show plans on switching up pairings as the season goes on.
Here’s the full cast:
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater
Diana Nyad Henry Byalikov
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough