'Dancing With The Stars' All-Stars Professional Partners Announced

August 13th, 2012 1:07pm EDT

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke The professional pairs for the upcoming all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars has been announced, and not everyone has the chance to dance with their previous partner.
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke reunite, bringing together the couple that took the mirror ball trophy home in the third season and started a streak of four atheletes winning the competition.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough pair up, although Johnson won season 8 with someone else - Mark Ballas (his partner is coming up).
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are back together, forming the dup that reached a suprising second place in season 12.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani are back together after their season 8 run.
Pamela Anderson switched up pros, getting Tristan McManus instead of her season 10 guy Damian Whitewood.
Season 1 winner Kelly Monaco could have a challenge, as she takes third year dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy over original partner Alec Mazo.
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson reunite, hoping to improve on their season 4 performance that put them ins econd place. Kym has won twice since then.
Helio Castroneves' partner for his fifth season championship, Julianne Hough, is no longer on the show - so he has been paired with Chelsie Hightower.
Apolo Anton Ohno also has Hough as a partner. He will be paired up with season 12 champ Karina Smirnoff.
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya will take the dance floor together - Drew won the scond season with Cheryl Burke.
Gilles Marini also danced previously with Cheryl Burke, so he will have the honor of trying to defend Peta Murgatroyd's title as her partner.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas reunite, even though Shawn Johnson had better success with him (Palin reached a suprising third place in season 11.)
Carson Kressley, Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey are in competition for the final spot. You can vote for them here, and the winner and their partner will be announced August 27.

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