Official 'Dancing With The Stars' Partners Revealed

Tom DeLay, Michael Irvin and Macy Gray among latest contestants

Monday, Aug 24, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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DeLay Brings Texas Two-Step to "Dancing with the Stars"

Former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay is among the recruits for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."

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ABC finally confirmed all of the Season 9 pairings for "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday.

The pairings set to compete for ballroom glory are:

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- Pop star Aaron Carter teams with Karina Smirnoff, who returns for her seventh season

- Olympic champion swimmer Natalie Coughlin teams with Season 1 champion Alec Mazo, who returns for his fifth season

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- "Iron Chef" actor Mark Dacascos joins Lacey Schwimmer, who returns for her third season

- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay teams up with two-time champion Cheryl Burke, who returns for her eighth season

- Grammy winner Macy Gray teams with Jonathan Roberts, who returns for his seventh season

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- Actor and comedian Ashley Hamilton teams with Edyta Sliwinska, who is the only pro to compete in all nine seasons of "Dancing With the Stars."

- Actress Melissa Joan Hart teams up with reigning two-time "Dancing With the Stars" champ Mark Ballas, who returns for his fifth season.

- Model Kathy Ireland teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his eighth season.

- NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin teams with Season 8's professional dancer competition winner Anna Demidova, who makes her debut.

- Model Joanna Krupa teams with Season 7 champ Derek Hough, who returns for his fifth season.

- Ultimate Fighting champion Chuck Liddell teams with Anna Trebunskaya, who returns for her fourth season.

Season 9 of "Dancing With the Stars" will return with a three-night premiere on ABC on September 21 at 8 PM EST.

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