Candace Cameron Bure Joins Cast of DWTS

By: Pam Wright - March 4, 2014

Candace Cameron Bure has joined the cast of celebrities who will compete on Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.

The new cast of celebrities for the new season was revealed on Good Morning America Tuesday by host Tom Bergeron and his new partner Erin Andrews.

The Full House star joins a slew of other great names to compete on the ballroom floor, including Charlie White and Meryl Davis, the ice dancing pair who won the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

Ironically, DWTS pro Derek Hough choreographed the pair’s short routine for the Olympics.

“I think we’re excited for a little healthy competition,” Davis told Lara Spencer about competing against his partner.

Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is also joining the cast and will be paired with Hough.

The 34-year-old activist and former Amazing Race competitor is the first contestant with two prosthetic legs to compete on DWTS. Purdy’s legs were amputated below the knee due to a form of bacterial meningitis when she was 19 years old.

As for Candace, she is already Tweeting away with excitement.


Here are the pairings as the season kicks off:
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson
Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

Season 18 of DWTS begins Monday, March 17 at 8/7c.

Who’s your choice to win?

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