NeNe Leakes to Join ‘Dancing with the Stars’

It looks like the rumors are true!

Last week, we told you Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes may be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars for the show’s 18th season. Tuesday morning, the cast was revealed and Leakes will be paired with professional dancer Tony Dovolani.

The reality star, of course, is no stranger to the camera having appeared on RHOA all six seasons and having recurring roles on Glee and The New Normal. Leakes also starred in her own RHOA spinoff last year, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding.

Also joining Leakes on the new season of DWTS is singer/actor Billy Dee Williams, who will be paired wit professional dancer Emma Slater. Williams is best known for his role in the Star Wars movies, Lady Sings the Blues and Undercover Brother.

Rounding out the cast are The Price is Right host Drew Carey; Full House star Candace Cameron Bure; Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar; swimmer Diana Nyad; Australian pop star Cody Simpson; Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White; para-snowboarder Amy Purdy; former NHL player Sean Avery; and Big Time Rush band member James Maslow.

The new season of DWTS premieres next Monday, March 17 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

Last year, Glee actress/singer Amber Riley took home the mirror ball trophy. Who do you think will win this season? Let us know in the comments!