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Updated: 'Dancing with the Stars' season 13 cast revealed

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The cast for the new season of Dancing with the Stars has been revealed.

Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet made the announcement during this week's episode of Bachelor Pad on ABC.

Kristin Cavallari in The Hills

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David Arquette

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David Arquette told Bergeron that he decided to take part in the show because of a love of dancing, saying: "Well, I love to dance and I love to entertain and there's no place better than this show to do that... I'm looking for positive things in my life and dancing makes me happy."

Talkshow host Ricki Lake played down any advantage that her musical theatre past may give her, saying: "You're kidding, I was 18 years old, that was 1988, I was 200lb and I was faking it! I assure you, I do not have an edge here."

Lake played Tracey Turnblad in the original film version of Hairspray.

Writer and LGBT rights activist Chaz Bono described the competition as "daunting", while broadcaster Nancy Grace quipped that she aims to avoid "falling on my booty".

Talk show host Ricki Lake

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Rob Kardashian

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The full celebrity cast for season 13 of Dancing with the Stars is as follows:
  • David Arquette - actor/director
  • Ron Artest - basketball player, LA Lakers
  • Chaz Bono - writer, entertainer and LGBT activist
  • Kristin Cavallari - reality TV star
  • Elisabetta Canalis - actress
  • Nancy Grace - legal commentator/former special prosecutor
  • Rob Kardashian - reality TV star
  • Carson Kressley - fashion expert and TV presenter
  • Ricki Lake - talkshow host
  • JR Martinez - actor/retired soldier
  • Chynna Phillips - singer with Wilson Phillips/actress
  • Hope Solo - professional soccer player
The full lineup of professional dancers will be announced on Good Morning America this Wednesday, August 31. However, Chelsie Hightower confirmed on Twitter that she will not be taking part this season, writing: "Hey guys hate to inform you [that] I will not be on the show this season, but or lots of other exciting things im working on! (sic)"

American football player Hines Ward won the last season of Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Kym Johnson earlier this year.

Dancing with the Stars returns with a two-hour premiere episode on Monday, September 19 at 8/7c on ABC.

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