Ocho, ESPN's Andrews to go 'Dancing'

BY foxsports • March 1, 2010

When Dancing With the Stars reconvenes this month, its sports contingent will include one of the Winter Olympics' biggest stars, one of female sports broadcasting's biggest names and one of the NFL's biggest mouths.

ABC announced Monday that figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco would be among the 11 competitors for Season 10, which begins March 22.

They become the latest sports figures to tango across the floor. Past seasons have included Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Lawrence Taylor. Smith was a Dancing champ, as were Olympians Shawn Johnson, Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Ochocinco, known for his spotlight- and headline-grabbing talk and touchdown celebrations, won't miss any of the Bengals' mandatory offseason practices even if he reaches the show's finals in May, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Five of the winners have been sports stars. In addition to Smith and the three Olympians, IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves finished first.

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