Dancing With The Stars 2011 Cast Announced: Season 12 Participants Confirmed

'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Announced!

Off the sidelines and back on the floor -- the 12th season cast of "Dancing With The Stars" has been announced.

ABC, which announced the cast during Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor," avoided any political drama -- unlike last season's casting of Bristol Palin, or the rumored approach to Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell -- but that doesn't mean the cast was devoid of big names -- it's one of the brightest groups yet.

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard will look to apply his sweet steps to the dance floor, as will fleet footed Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. TV host Wendy Williams and Kirstie Alley, along with Kendra Wilkinson of the E! shows "The Girls Next Door" and "Kendra," will lead the ladies in the field.

Here's the group that will vie for the mirrorball trophy.

Wendy Williams
Sugar Ray Leonard
Kirstie Alley
Ralph Macchio
Kendra Wilkinson
Chelsea Kane
Mike Catherwood
Hines Ward
Chris Jericho
Petra Nemcova

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