Dancing With The Stars next season is still two months away and Season 17 of ‘DWTS may have a shocking star in the mix when it comes on this fall.
According to rumors, potential stars joining the new season include the embattled chef of fatty cuisine herself, Paula Deen. She’s been asked in the past, so it’s possible she’s been asked again.
Some rumors suggest Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin’s ex-husband wants to be on the show, but it’s very unclear if that’s true, and there’s no suggestion that the DWTS Powers That Be would want him.
Derek Hough has made statements suggesting he might not want to return next season. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is on contract until 2015, based on what he’s said about the show it seems unlikely that he will be back as a pro.
The rumor mill has hinted that this longtime pro might want out, but Cheryl Burke put the kabosh on that, saying, “as long as Dancing With the Stars wants to have me, I’ll be there.”
Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, and Louis Van Amstel are all amongst those who are on the record saying of course they’d want to return. Karina Smirnoff also continues to talk about the show as if she has every intention of being on it. It can also be safely assumed that most of the newer pros want to return.
The lineup won’t be officially announced until near the start of the new season.