Dancing with the Stars is pulling out all the stops this year to try to woo the under-55 crowd with the announcement that Generation X/Y childhood favorites — Danica McKellar, aka Winnie Cooper of The Wonder Years and Candace Cameron Bure, aka DJ Tanner of Full House — have joined the Season 18 cast. Seriously, 18 seasons of this bologna? But whatever: Winnie Cooper! <3 <3 <3
I met her once a few years back and she was super nice and even prettier in person and she told me that she liked my sweater. It was one of the best things that ever happened. The end.
Also of note, Lando Calrissian, (Billy Dee Williams) Drew Carey, and Olympic gold medalist ice dancing partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis, a bunch of people I don’t know and some Real Housewives chick. Here’s the full lineup via EOnline:
Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater
Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas
Charlie White & Sharna Burgess
Cody Simpson & Witney Carson
Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov
Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke
James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd
Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani
Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough
In all seriousness — nice try, Dancing with the Stars — but I doubt even hiring our childhood idols/crushes are going to get us to tune in to super lame Dancing with the Stars. But just in case you’re so inclined, this is what Winnie Cooper and DJ Tanner look like today:
I want more like this!
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