The former Playboy model will be taught her moves by the ballroom dance champion – who has previously partnered Kelly Osbourne, Margaret Cho and Priscilla Presley – while her fellow contestant Kirstie Alley will be partnered by Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Speaking about Maksim – who achieved the runner-up position in 2007 with Mel B – 60-year-old Kirstie joked: "My partner is calling me 'G' for grandma. He says I'm too slow. I call him 'M' for mean."

Supermodel Petra Nemcova will be partnered by Dmitry Chaplin, Ralph Macchio has been given Karina Smirnoff while Chris Jericho will team up with Cheryl Burke.

Former Disney actress Chelsea Kane will be partnered by Mark Ballas, Wendy Williams is with Tony Dovolani, Romeo has been given Chelsie Hightower, Mike Catherwood gets Lacey Schwimmer, Sugar Ray Leonard is partnered by Anna Trebunskaya and Hines Ward will team up with Kym Johnson.

The show will begin on March 21, giving the celebrities just three weeks to perfect their first routines.