Entertainment Paula Deen joins the cast of ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' Paula Deen will join the cast of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Photo Credit: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images By AMNY August 26, 2015 6:03 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Paula Deen is trading her chef's hat for some dancing shoes. The 68-year-old butter lover and is set to join the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," reported E! News Wednesday. Also on this season's cast list? Ex-boy band dreamboat Nick Carter and Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin. According to E!, Deen was previously offered a spot on season 17 of the competition, but declined, due, perhaps, to the controversy surrounding her admitted use of racist language. Deen subsequently lost her famed Food Network show and a slew of brand partnerships. By AMNY Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.