Anna Demidova: Going Dancing with the Stars

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A few changes are in store for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

For starters, the show will welcome a new professional this fall. Say hello to Anna Demidova.

This Russian beauty has captured numerous titles, including International Grand Ball 10 Dance Champion; USA Dance National Standard Champion; and two-time U.S. Youth International Standard Champion. She's also a part-time model.

Meanwhile, executive producer Conrad Green confirmed rumors to Entertainment Tonight that the competition would expand to 16 celebrities this season. It will be the largest cast ever. to say about the upcoming competition.

As for talk that Donny Osmond or Lou Ferrigno have already signed up for Dancing with the Stars, Green simply says:

"I love the fact that people want to be on the show. If people get in the press and say, 'I am on the show,' even if they are not, what can you do? I think our celebrity show is the one that most people want to be on because they realize it isn't degrading or demeaning in any way. You learn a new skill, and it is a wholesome family show."

The new cast will officlally be announced on August 17.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente