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Swimmer Diana Nyad Joins Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars: Diana Nyad

Dancing With the Stars: Diana Nyad

Sean Avery, Cody Simpson, Olympic ice dancing darlings Meryl Davis & Charlie White all cast for Season 18 of the popular TV show

Diana Nyad may have made history last year by swimming from Cuba to Florida, but it seems she's about to hit primetime. While we've seen the long-distance swimmer in a one-piece and swimming cap, it now looks like she's about to get a bit more glam. Yesterday she tweeted a tease about an announcement on GMA this morning, and now we know what we suspected to be true: She's been cast on the 18th season of Dancing With the Stars, and she has been paired with & hottie Australian pro dancer Henry Byalikov

She's going to have some stiff competition this season, especially with Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis (paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy) and Charlie White (with Sharna Burgess). We're sure plenty of eyes will also be locked on former NHL player (and Andy Cohen BFF) Sean Avery (who we're sure will strip it all off at some point). Derek Hough announced another twist on Good Morning America today, saying that at some point the cast will all switch partners. For a bit more gaybait, we have singer Cody Simpson, as well.

Other notables that will surely make it fun include Drew Carey, Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure, the Wonder Years' Danica McKellar, and reality star NeNe Leakes. Oh, let's not overlook legendary Billy Dee Williams. 

Check out the new sexy look Nyad was already showing off below:

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Jerry Portwood