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'Dancing With the Stars' partners announced

R to L: Kirstie Alley, Hines Ward, Chris Jericho, Wendy Williams, Ralph Macchio, Romeo, 'Psycho' Mike Catherwood, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kendra Wilkinson and Chelsea Kane in a still from the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 12 cast announcement on Monday, February 28. (Adam Larkey)

March 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The "Dancing With the Stars" professional dancer-celebrity pairings were announced on Wednesday for the show's 12th season.

  • Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
  • Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
  • Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff
  • Model Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
  • Rapper and actor Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
  • Football star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
  • Reality star Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
  • Talk show host Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
  • Radio personality Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
Catherwood is a young man we've been hearing in Los Angeles for several years under the name "Psycho Mike."

In January, Catherwood was selected to fill in for Regis Philbin on "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly."

The guest host gig helped start the ball rolling on his latest job.

"I accidentally stumbled with Regis & Kelly, that had a lot to do with this," Catherwood said. "Here I am, not going to turn it down, you know?"

Catherwood will juggle his dance duties with his dual radio jobs at KROQ, both in the morning with "Kevin & Bean" and in the evenings with Dr. Drew Pinsky on "Loveline."

His day jobs may not cater to the exact "Dancing With the Stars" demographic, so Catherwood's not sure who might become his core group of fans.

"Whatever part of the audience wants to support me, I'll take it," Catherwood said. "Lord knows I'm not going do it on my dancing ability and I don't have the name, so if someone wants to support me, by any means necessary. Thank you.

"I'm a disaster on the dance floor. I'm exponentially worse when it comes to social situations."

Season 12 of "Dancing With the Stars" kicks off Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. PT.

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