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On Dancing With The Stars, being a double amputee might be seen as a disadvantage.

But Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy isn't letting it slow her down.

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough

Amy tells TMZ that she has different feet for different types of dances. Forget wood or cumbersome mechanics, Amy's special dancing feet include ankles that work on hydraulics.

Southern California Prosthetics has sent her several pairs to try, including ones she can wear with high heels! No matter what kind of feet she's rocking, her dancing is pretty amazing.

You can see one of her pairs of specially made feet in action when you watch Dancing With the Stars online. See Monday's performances right here:

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - DWTS Week 1
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough debut on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.

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Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 1 kicked the new season of changes - new host, new band and new celebs - off with a bang on Monday night.

First, Tom Bergeron took the stage to introduce himself and his new co-host, Erin Andrews, who replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet in a controversial move.

Together, they presented the new cast of stars competing for Mirror Ball, and those stars brought their A-game ... or at least they all showed up and tried.

See the performances from Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Episode 1 below:

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - DWTS Week 1
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough debut on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.

Who will win? Will it be Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke; Amy Purdy and Derek Hough; Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov; Charlie White and Sharna Burgess?

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy; NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani; James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd; Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff?

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater; Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas; Cody Simpson and Witney Carson?

Let's break down the scores from night one after the jump ...

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The Dancing with the Stars premiere is in the books.

It's definitely a new season in 2014, with Erin Andrews in and Brooke Burke-Charvet out, along with band leader Harold Wheeler and his musicians.

A new voting system has been implemented this spring, and for the first time ever, viewers will have the chance to switch up the celebrity-pro pairings.

Tonight, though, was all about the 12 stars' debuts.

Who was the best? The worst? The most entertaining? The least likely to make it past week two? We're opening up all of that for discussion below!

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy in a promotional photo for the new season of DWTS

Will the format tweaks make for a better season? Less skewed results? Better viewing overall? We'll have to wait and see, along with which stars comment.

From Real Housewives to Olympians, game show hosts and former child stars, this Dancing with the Stars cast has it all. Plus, Maks is back, so there's that!

Who do you think has what it takes to win? Vote:

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The season 18 Dancing With The Stars cast was revealed a week ago, but this is our first chance to see them all dressed up and ready to hit the floor.

As usual, the ladies stun in teeny tiny bedazzled dresses and sky high heels while the men sport dapper suits.

From 80's tv stars to gold medal athletes to a teen pop star, who do you think will take home the mirror ball trophy?

Or more importantly, what do you think the chances are that Billy Dee Williams WON'T go home first?

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy in a promotional photo for the new season of DWTS

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Dancing With the Stars has rounded up another eclectic cast of B-to-D-level celebrities for Season 18 (yes, 18), kicking off Monday, March 17 on ABC.

Two Olympic darlings, three singers, two former child TV stars, one double amputee, a former NHL star and others will strap on their dancing shoes!

Oh, and a certain Real Housewives of Atlanta star ...

NeNe Leakes
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is headed to the ballroom!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy returns to the ballroom this season, as does Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, who will replace Brooke Burke as co-host of the program.

Dance pro Derek Hough announced another twist on Good Morning America, saying that at some point this spring, the whole cast will switch partners.

"You have to change things every so often to keep them fresh," says executive producer Conrad Green. "We have to be mindful of keeping younger audiences."

DWTS still draws 15 million viewers a week, a huge total by any measure. But its average viewer age of 61.6 is near the top of that scale for any show.

But Green defends the show that has had so many years of success, and there's no reason to think it won't this time around with this year's cast.

Here's a breakdown of the celebs and their professional partners ...

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The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis was a virtual lock to appear on Dancing with the Stars this spring, but apparently producers are no longer interested.

ABC has not commented, but insiders who work on the show reveal that Juan Pablo initially was under "serious consideration" but is "no longer wanted."

"He's just too risky," says one DWTS source.

"There's too much negativity at this point."

Don't worry Juan Pablo ... EEEEES OK!

Juan Pablo Photo

In all seriousness, is hard to describe how hard Galavis' stock has tanked in the last two months, beginning with comments slamming the idea of a gay Bachelor.

Since then, two of the women who made it far on The Bachelor decided to leave him, not vice versa, and neither had positive things to say in the process.

Andi Dorfman, in fact, called Juan Pablo an "a—hole" with "no filter" who has no real feelings, uses the "language barrier" excuse too much and so forth.

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After a one-season hiatus, the Ukrainian stud is back in the ballroom. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is returning to Dancing with the Stars this spring, full-time.

He was seen leaving a meeting with executives for the show Wednesday and it's a done deal. Gotta work through that Kate Upton breakup somehow.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Erin Andrews Pic

It's not clear if Maksim will be back for any more seasons after this one, but fans who thought they'd seen the last of him will no doubt take what they can get.

As for his partner, it's also unclear who he'll be paired with. The celebrity contestants will all be announced next Tuesday on Good Morning America.

Among the rumored contestants? NeNe Leakes and Candace Cameron-Bure.

Even more notably, Erin Andrews, who was partnered with Maksim in Season 10, is coming back this year as host, replacing the fired Brooke Burke-Charvet.

This will be Chmerkovskiy's 14th out of 18 on the long-running ABC series.

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Two famous TV faces might be attached to the next Dancing with the Stars cast.

Sources tell E! News that Candace Cameron Bure and NeNe Leaks are two of the stars set to waltz into the reality competition show's ballroom for its 18th season. 

NeNe is a reality TV vet, having appeared on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta for 6 seasons. 

Candace got her small screen start on Full House back in 1987. She played DJ Tanner for eight seasons. She recently starred in the Hallmark Christmas film, Let It Snow

Wonder how these gals will fare on the dance floor...

DJ Tanner dancing

The full DWTS cast will be announced on Good Morning America on March 4. 

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ABC is yet to comment on Erin Andrews taking over as Dancing of the Stars co-host, or on Brooke Burke-Charvet getting the boot from the same position.

But Andrews has now spoken out in depth about the new position, at first giving props to the woman she's replacing.

"I know that I have huge shoes to fill. I'm a fan of Brooke," Andrews tells People. "She was very wonderful toward me in my season. She was so caring and so fantastic. I can only hope I can emulate somebody like that and use her for guidance."

Like with her gig as a Fox Sports reporter, Andrews said she can only "be myself" when on screen and pointed to Cay Deeley as a fashion role model.

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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
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