New Dancing With the Stars Cast Includes Candace Cameron Bure and Nene Leakes, Sources Say

Exclusive: Your first glimpse at who will be a part of season 18!

By Kristin Dos Santos Feb 25, 2014 2:30 PMTags
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We all know Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes and Full House star Candace Cameron Bure can hold their own at a pajama party...but can they survive the Dancing with the Stars ballroom?

Looks like we get to find out!

ABC does not comment on casting rumors, however multiple sources tell E! News exclusively that Leakes and Bure have been cast in the upcoming 18th season of DWTS, set to premiere March 17.

ABC will be announcing the full DWTS cast on March 4 on Good Morning America.

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Bure is best know for her role as D.J. Tanner on ABC's Full House, which ended in 1995. The 37-year-old mother of three has written two books, one of them a New York Times bestseller: Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. Leakes has been a cast member of Bravo's RHOA since 2008, and also scored roles on Ryan Murphy's The New Normal and Glee.

Though the cast list is being kept under wraps til March 4, ABC has confirmed one key casting element for the new DWTS season: a new co-host.

After E! News exclusively confirmed that  Brooke Burke-Charvet will not return for Season 18 of the reality competition show, ABC announced that Erin Andrews, who finished in third place during season 10, will replace her. The FOX Sports personality will join longtime co-host Tom Bergeron when the series returns to ABC on March 17. Additionally, Ray Chew will succeed Harold Wheeler as the show's music director.  

"I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture," said the former Wild On! and Rock Star host, who replaced Samantha Harris on DWTS in 2010. "I've always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn't able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show. I've seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake."

Executive producer Conrad Green confirmed Burke-Charvet's exit, saying she "will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."

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