Ice dancers, Drew Carey on ABC's 'Dancing'

Ice dancers, Drew Carey on ABC's 'Dancing'

March 4th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

This Feb. 27, 2014, file photo shows Olympic gold medalist ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, left, at the Empire State Building in New York.

This Feb. 27, 2014, file photo shows Olympic...

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NEW YORK - Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis will try a less slick surface and new partners as contestants in the next edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

ABC said Tuesday that game show host Drew Carey, actor Billy Dee Williams and long distance swimmer Diana Nyad will also be on the show, which begins a new season on March 17.

Other celebrity contestants include former pro hockey player Sean Avery, "Full House" actress Candace Cameron Bure, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes, James Maslow of the TV show and music group Big Time Rush, actress Danica McKellar of "The Wonder Years" and "The West Wing," Paralympic athlete Amy Purdy and pop star Cody Simpson.