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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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61.

Lois    

Hey TMZ, spill some more dancers!

936 days ago
62.

Lois    

I will be watching and enjoying every minute asf I have for every season!

936 days ago
63.

Nancy    

Hey - give these guys a break! DOn't judge them yet - remember previous seasons where Master P had clunky shoes on and just walked?? And of course the "Moon Man" - and they keep them on and on. I like the 3 that were introduced - just give them all a break and don't judge them YET

936 days ago
64.

char    

Hope this is not dwts best they can do. They should take the cast from Celebrity Apprentice particularly the men now that would be fun to watch. The ladies not so much with a exception of few.

936 days ago
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mexican    

Im going to feel badfor sherri shephard as when anyone overwieght goes on alot of people say they dont want to see that fatass on there. So very sad we live in this day and age. As a kid I would never even dream of saying things like that. Feel sorry for her already. Just as they did chaz bono last year.

936 days ago
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donna thatcher    

dancing with the stars can hardly wait for the new season to start. would really love to be there

936 days ago
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donna thatcher    

Hey people, unless you have worn their shoes don't judge to harshly. Been there and done that and teaching as well as learning the routines is a difficult job. I was in semi-pro competion with Arthur Murray. Loved it and miss it. Had a wonderful instructer. Would do it again in a minute.

936 days ago
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tilly     

If Sherri is made fun of she asked for it. She has been begging to be on that show. I agree the costume designers will have a challenge. They did their best with Nancy G and she always looked like a hooker. (not that she doesn't with her 10 pounds of makeup on her show) Sherri just loves attention and will do anything to get it. Here come the boobs, in more than one way!! Yuck.

936 days ago
69.

jliv    

Isn't it supposed to be dancing with "STARS"? Not one of these people rates in that category. The show is really scraping the bottom of the d-list barrel, these days.

936 days ago
70.

MJ    

who still watches that dead old horse?

936 days ago
71.

Faith    

What a shame that BIG MOUTH Sherri will be one. Spoils the whole show. Guess she won't be in charge of two much since she has to learn something, but then again. Some BIG MOUTHS don't stay shut.
Javk can stay and will enjoy watching him.
Melissa is a not so nice b- - - -. Another snotty broad that thinks she is sooooo good. Yeah right!

936 days ago
72.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I bet she's not tight lipped in that bedroom in the little house on the prairie!!

936 days ago
73.

Telma    

Poor Jack.

936 days ago
74.

Kareen    

I would like to see Sherri just once with her mouth closed.
She is always screaming over one thing or another.

935 days ago
75.

Deb    

Great more Sheri Shepherd. Yuck. Will she go on and on about her Geoffrey on this show too and blather on and on about everything she has no clue about like on The View. One bright note she most likely will have to abdicate her seat on The View the first two weeks of Dancing before she is first one voted off. BTW Missy people age. You will too and someone younger than you will say Wow Missy was once so cute and now she is so old.

935 days ago
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