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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 18 cast

Actress and snowboarder Amy Purdy, right, joins Emmy-winning Derek Hough, on the “Dancing with the Stars” stage. Purdy, who lost both of her legs at 19 due to meningitis, most recently competed in the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Candace Cameron Bure - ELIMINATED
Actress, producer and author Candace Cameron Bure, right, aims for a Mirror Ball win with Mark Ballas. She is best known for portraying D.J. Tanner, the oldest daughter on “Full House.” (Adam Taylor / ABC)
James Maslow - ELIMINATED
Teen pop star James Maslow, right, dances with Peta Murgatroyd. Maslow is best known as a member of the boy band Big Time Rush. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Charlie White -- ELIMINATED
Ice dancer Charlie White, left, joins Sharna Burgess for Season 18. He most recently took home a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Danica McKellar -- ELIMINATED
Danica McKellar, left, shares the stage with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The actress got her start as Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years.” (Adam Taylor / ABC)
TV personality NeNe Leakes, left, a fan favorite on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” joins Tony Dovolani on the dance floor. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Drew Carey -- ELIMINATED
Drew Carey, right, appears on the show with partner Cheryl Burke. The stand-up comic and actor gained popularity with his own sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show,” and as host of the improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Cody Simpson -- ELIMINATED
Pop star Cody Simpson, right, dances with Witney Carson for the show. The Australian musician was discovered on YouTube. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Diana Nyad -- ELIMINATED
Diana Nyad, right, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florda, joins Henry Byalikov for the show. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Sean Avery -- ELIMINATED
Sean Avery, right, partners up with Karina Smirnoff. Avery is a former pro hockey player, representing the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and the New York Rangers during his 12-year tenure. (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Billy Dee Williams -- WITHDREW
Actor Billy Dee Williams, center right, partners with Emma Slater, center left, for Season 18. The actor is best known for his role in “Lady Sings the Blues,” as well as appearances in “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” He most recently voiced Lando in “The Lego Movie.” (Adam Taylor / ABC)
Meryl Davis - WINNER
Meryl Davis, left, a 2014 Olympic gold medalist for ice dancing, is trading the ice rink for the dance floor with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (Adam Taylor / ABC)