We’re less than a week away from Dancing With the Stars‘ Season 18 cast announcement (set to happen live on Good Morning America on March 4) — and rumors are beginning to percolate about who’ll put the spray tan in “tango” this time around.
Real Housewives‘ breakout NeNe Leakes, sitcom vet Candace Cameron Bure and NHL alum Sean Avery (a TVLine suggestion from last August) are among the names already surfacing as potential successors to Glee star Amber Riley’s throne.
But with ratings and buzz slipping for ABC’s reality-show staple, we thought we’d cook up a list of offbeat contestant suggestions — a roster entirely free of “ringers” bolstered by extensive dance backgrounds
(and an automatic pairing with Derek Hough).
So click through the gallery below for our picks, then hit the comments and tell us who you’d love to see battling in the ballroom for Season 18.