The professional dancers taking part in the show's 13th series were assigned to the contestants this morning (31.08.11) on TV show 'Good Morning America'.
Chaz - the show's first ever transgender contestant -will pair with Lacey Schwimmer, and admitted before the official announcement that he is enjoying their rehearsals.
He tweeted yesterday (30.08.11): "I'm having such a great time rehearsing with my amazing partner on DWTS. Her name will be announced tomorrow morning on GMA."
Ricki also tweeted her excitement about her partner, writing: "It's official. So happy to announce my partner/teacher for DWTS. Love him! I'm a lucky girl.@derekhough.(sic)"
'Scream' actor David is paired with Kym Johnson, the shows reigning champion, who took the trophy with Hines Ward in May, and George Clooney's ex-girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy.
Other pairings include American soccer star Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Iraqi war veteran J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, journalist Nancy Grace is partnered with Tristan MacManus, basketball player Ron Artest will appear with Peta Murgatroyd, 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy' stylist Carson Kressley will dance with Anna Trebunskaya, musician Chynna Phillips will dance with Tony Dovolani and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari will take to the dancefloor with Mark Ballas.
Dancing with the Stars Season 13 partners:
David Arquette and Kym Johnson
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus
Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy