‘Dancing with the Stars’ Partners Revealed

by | March 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM | Dancing With The Stars, Reality, TV News

Kate Gosselin on 'Dancing with the Stars' (ABC)

Kate Gosselin on 'Dancing with the Stars' (ABC)

The morning after the cast announcement for the new season of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ the celebrity partners have been revealed.

Kate Gosselin appeared on ‘Good Morning America‘ Tuesday to discuss her plans to conquer a new reality front (and by default, one assumes, attempt to revamp her image).

“Beat my butt,” Kate said, something many fans probably would like to do. Except she was referring to her hopes that her new partner will whip her into fine ‘Dancing’ form, “because I need to do it.”

“He’s going to be my miracle worker,” she said of the lucky guy, Tony Dovolani. A fan favorite (which will work in Kate’s favor), patient, kind, and forever flashing that big white grin, Tony is actually a great match for the demanding, and in demand, mother of eight.

How will the reality TV mom fit in the notoriously grueling rehearsal schedule? “To be honest, I have eight kids and fitting in time to practice will be tough. Obviously, the kids come first. But I’m determined to do it. There will be a dance floor in the basement. I will train at home [in Pa.] and commute back and forth [to LA], as will Tony.”

They’ve already been practicing for three days and Dovolani says he has high hopes for the TLC star.

“I’m seeing a lot of potential…one thing she definitely has is drive,” Tony laughed. “She’s a good student–and listens well.” “I definitely feel like this is the year,” the dance pro said of his shot at taking his first ‘Dancing’ title.

“I am gonna win,” Gosselin laughed on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night, while saying she “can’t dance.”

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Here are the celebrity-pro pairings for this season:

~Actress Shannen Doherty: Mark Ballas

~Olympian Evan Lysacek: Anna Trebunskaya

~NFL Star Chad Ochocinco: Cheryl Burke

~TV Host Niecy Nash: Louis Van Amstel

~’The Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka: Chelsie Hightower

~Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger: Derek Hough

~Soap Star Aiden Turner: Edyta Sliwinska

~Actress Pamela Anderson: new pro Damian Whitewood

~ESPN reporter Erin Andrews: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

~Astronaut Buzz Aldrin: returning pro Ashly Costa (formerly DelGrosso)

~Reality star Kate Gosselin: Tony Dovolani

Based on the partner pairings, who do you think has the edge right out of the gate?

Season 10 of ‘DWTS’ kicks off on March 22.