Danica McKellar, “The Wonder Years” Star, Joins DWTSBy: Chad Sweely - March 4, 2014
If you are not engulfed within the mathematical world, it has probably been a long time since you have heard the name “Danica McKellar.” The name may sound familiar to you if you were a fan of the late-eighties’ comedy/drama The Wonder Years when McKellar starred as “Winnie Cooper,” the love interest of the show’s main character Kevin Arnold (played by Fred Savage). Now, McKellar steps onto the ballroom for season 18 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
On Tuesday, March 4th, Good Morning America announced the cast list for the dance-reality show Dancing With The Stars‘ 18th season. The announcement of the new season’s cast was presented by Tom Bergeron and the show’s new co-host Erin Andrews. As the season 18 cast lineup was presented, a lot of familiar names and faces came to mind, including The Wonder Years‘ McKellar, who was announced first.
McKellar also published the announcement of her debut on Dancing With The Stars on Twitter, and also announced that she will be paired with pro-dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy:
Elizabeth Berkley, another 80’s pop icon who Val has previously danced with, tweeted her excitement in cheering on his new partner for season 18:
During the season 18 cast announcement on Good Morning America, McKellar praised the dancing show and offered the following statement pertaining to her upcoming journey:
“I hope they’ll be there for me. I’ve been a fan of Dancing With The Stars since the very beginning. I’m just thrilled and I hope to do a good job.”
Besides McKellar’s involvement with The Wonder Years, the summa cum laude UCLA graduate has been involved within the mathematics world, publishing various books for adolescent audiences on the challenging topics of algebra and geometry.
Dancing With The Stars Season 18 premieres on March 17th on ABC.
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