Dancing With The Stars 2016 will look a whole lot different on April 18 as the nine remaining celebrity contestants troll the ballroom floor with brand new pro partners. The so-called Switch Up Night event will challenge the celebs to prove that they've got what it takes to shimmy off with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy while performing alongside unfamiliar faces. Here's a look at the newly minted (and temporary! Don't worry, your favorite couples will be reunited for the April 25 show!) pairs, as revealed during Good Morning America on April 13.

Dancing with the Stars Switch Up roster

The celebrity contestants and their new professional partners are as follows:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Karina Smirnoff 
  • Former NFL star Doug Flutie and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Good Morning America weather anchor Ginger Zee and Mark Ballas
  • Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Fields and Keo Motsepe
  • America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco and Sharna Burgess
  • UFC fighter Paige VanZant and Sasha Farber
  • Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and Lindsay Arnold
  • Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris and Witney Carson

The biggest Switch Up challenge?

Although it's always a challenge to adapt to working with a brand new partner (especially on very short notice), the biggest challenge of the Dancing with the Stars 2016 Switch Up Night will likely belong to Sharna and Nyle.


Although the completely deaf Nyle has worked well with --and earned raves for his performances alongside-- usual partner Peta, there are no guarantees that he will share the same kind of connection with Sharna. However, Sharna may well be the best pick for him, as she excelled while working with a differently-abled contestant in the past: she partnered war veteran and double amputee Noah Galloway to a third place finish during Dancing with the Stars season 20.

And the biggest advantage?

The biggest advantage of DWTS Switch Up Night may well go to Jodie. The actress, who struggled during last week's show and emerged with some of the night's worst judges' scores, has a history with Val: they danced together on her show. So pairing them up for a paso doble can only be to her advantage.

To see how things pan out for all nine celebs, watch the Dancing with the Stars 2016 Switch Up Night on April 18.

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