The 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast Gets Ready to Rumba!

From an Olympian to a reality mom, the new cast is working up a sweat to prepare to take to the dance floor this week (12 Photos)

Pat Sandora on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:17AM

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The 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast Gets Ready to Rumba!

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Chad Ochocinco

Partner: Cheryl Burke

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is the latest NFL star to join the cast, but he's not feeling the pressure to live up to fellow gridiron giants and former contestants Emmitt Smith or Jason Taylor. “He has the potential to be (as good as Smith), if he works hard,” partner Cheryl Burke told Access Hollywood. “It’s only the first week, but he’s made a lot of progress.” And he's already gotten comfortable with the revealing costumes and the difference between cleats and dance shoes. “I have to continue to tell myself to get in touch with my feminine side," says the 32-year-old. "I got on the heels and it’s hard because I’m not used to this,” he added. Get ready for some locker-room jeering, Chad!

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