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'Dancing with the Stars'

3 Celeb Contestants REVEALED

Including Heather Locklear's Ex

2/24/2012 3:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned the secret identities of THREE new celebrity contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" -- most interesting ... Heather Locklear's ex and "Melrose Place" actor Jack Wagner.   You'll recall Jack and Heather got into an epic fight in December that triggered a 911 call.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ, Sherri Shepherd from "The View" will also be competing in the upcoming season ... which kicks off next month.

As for the third -- that would be "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert, who was rumored to be on last season ... but that deal fell through.

We shot Melissa on her way into practice today at an L.A. dance studio (below) -- she was pretty tight-lipped. 


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31.

Palm Beach, FL    

Tom Bergeron happens to be the biggest liberal from hell who thinks OBAMA is the best thing since sliced bread. Dancing with the Stars is a joke and count me out. Bergeron, do you remember Allie?, she remembers you...

974 days ago
32.

gablegirl    

Is DWTS now the weight loss show du jour? Most people know Sherri wants to lose weight and after Kirstie and subsequent contestants touted their weight loss, no wonder Ms Sheppard wants to be on the show.

974 days ago
33.

justpoor    

Ugh, Sherry needs to go first, that mouth of hers is as big as her boobs and behind. She has been very mean to others that have been on the show. Tweet Joy, tell her to get on it, vote off Sherry. See how Sherry likes her co-satrs that will be against her. Just give Melissa a drink, she will be a fallen down dancer. This show is a joke. :)

974 days ago
34.

TJ    

UGH,so far! How about Cindy Crawford,Rick Springfield ,Ivanka Trump? Carmen Electra? KHLOE Odom,SCOTT DISICK or KRIS JENNER would be interesting???

974 days ago
35.

Joan K    

You mean this show is still on, if so please have Elisabeth Hasselbeck too then I would watch The View again if they were both gone for a while. One can only hope.

974 days ago
36.

Dar    

LOVE that Jack Wagner will be on! The only time I get to see him is in the ProAm.

974 days ago
37.

sm    

Nobody wants to see Melissa Gilbert trying to dance or attempt being sexy. Her bad plastic surgery and gray teeth are really unattractive. Just say no to "Half-Pint"

974 days ago
38.

tilly     

Sherri is the most abrasive woman. I hated that Nisy Nash or whatever her name was when she was on the show. They both seem to enjoy shoving their boobs in our faces. Both very rude. The show has gone so downhill. Nancy Grace? These are not celebs. Just rude people.

974 days ago
39.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I just hope that Sherri Shepherd wears a really strong supportive binding bra for those chest torpedoes she calls breasts, if not watch out!!

974 days ago
40.

simon says    

LATE BREAKING NEWS.............SHOW TO BE RETITLED...."Dancing With The Has-Bens/Never-was show"

974 days ago
41.

NY Soap Examiner    

So happy to see Bold and the Beautiful's Nick aka Jack Wagner will be on the show. Remember Jack as Frisco Jones on GH? Maybe he will sing on the show also.I guess i will watch this year.

974 days ago
42.

NiceGuy    

They should "dance" this program off the moniters of every household.There scraping the bottom of the barrel with this line up.Just let it die CBS or whatever station it's on.

974 days ago
43.

notalawyer    

I wonder if Sherri Shepherd's huge mouth contributes to her weight issue. She should work with Star Jones and deny ever having gastric bypass surgery. It worked for big mama Jones sortof....

974 days ago
44.

Jo    

This season is going to BLOW chunks big time!They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel if this is the best they could come up with!! Aren't there any more Kardashian's available who aren't pregnant?? How about throwing in a few Duggars....oh they don't dance :( How about a dance off featuring Newt and Willard Mitt! Maybe it's time they start pulling random ppl off the street like they do for X Factor and America Doesn't Really Have Any Talent. Does the Donald have a few Ex Wives who could use some dough?? If Snooki or J Woww show up, I am launching my TV into outer space....with them tied to it!!

974 days ago
45.

GeminiDream    

Hope Sherri is the first to go!!

974 days ago
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