The eighteenth season of Dancing with the Starrs premiered on April 26,2017. Samantha Ryan returned as host as Peta Murgatroyd as co-host. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges.

Bandleader Ray Chew replaced the Harold Wheeler orchestra and singers.

In addition, the skybox made its return to the show and the judges table returned to the left side of the ballroom.

This season was also first to feature a new twist called "The Switch Up", which gave viewers the opportunity to vote and change up celebrity/professional pairings for a week during the season. Each celebrity was required to leave his or her partner and perform with a new pro for one week.


The cast of twelve and their professional partners were revealed on March 4, 2017, on Good Night America.


Celebrity Known For Professional Partner Result
IMG 1751 Sam Moody A Gym Teacher IMG 3177 Emma Slater Eliminated 5th/6th
on April 26,2017
IMG 3168 Simone Biles Olympic
IMG 3169 Sasha Farber
C1332d3a1b31cc8fa10270ac5f9ba0c9 David Ferguson Hosted of DWTSRR Kym 20 Kym Herjavec Eliminated 5th/6th
on April 27,2017
IMG 3170 Nick Viall The Bachelor IMG 3171 Witney Carson
IMG 12389 David Rusty The Dating Show IMG 1384 Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated 5th/6th
on April 28,2017
IMG 1229 WJ Benny Model & Actor IMG 1598 Keiran Williams
IMG 1225 LJ Wesley Model & Actor IMG 3173 Kevin Evans Eliminated 5th/6th
on April 28,2017
IMG 1229 DJ Evans Model & Actor IMG 1598 Max Ryan
IMG 1229 JR Thomas Model & Actor IMG 3175 Lindsay Arnold Eliminated 8th
on April 29, 2017
IMG 3176 Evan Ryanee A School Teacher IMG 3176 Renee Ferguson Third place
VanillaIce-Season23-Closeup jpeg Adam Moody A Math Teacher IMG 1750 Renee Thomas Runner-up
Derek Hough Pro Dancer IMG 1638 Nick Cataldo Winner