"Dancing with the Stars" All-Stars Discuss Their Return to the Stage

Posted Friday August 31, 2012 3:55 PM GMT

The fall television season is almost upon us and Entertainment Tonight is giving fans a sneak peek of the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" cast.

A new featurette shows several cast members talking about their return to the stage and spotlight.

French Actor Gilles Marini told his dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd, "I wanna be your soldier. No matter what you need from me, I'll be there."

Legendary running back Emmitt Smith had initial reservations about returning to the competition, but explained, "I started thinking about what people would say? Why didn't E Smith come back? Was he scared of the competition?"

Meanwhile, blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson offered a more playful reason for her return to spandex. "I just wanted to do it. I like to be put in uncomfortable positions...literally. I mean like...in this case, I meant."

Bristol Palin, Sabrina Bryan, Kelly Monaco, Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, Joey Fatone, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Apolo Anton Ono, and Kirstie Alley will round out the season fifteen cast, which premieres September 24th on ABC.

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