ABC’s Dancing With the Stars has reportedly cast it’s very first American Idol alumnus: Country bumpkin Kellie Pickler.
TMZ reports that Dancing With the Stars and American Idol look like they’re about to come together for the first time. Though DWTS hasn’t yet revealed their cast picks for the upcoming Season 16, the snarky celebrity gossip site’s insiders have reportedly revealed the identities of four new contestants.
Sources close to the show say that Kellie Pickler (from American Idol‘s Season 5) will be joining the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.
In addition to Pickler, sources also say that veteran country star Wynonna Judd will be joining the cast, as well as Bachelor star Sean Lowe. Rounding out the leaked four cast members is 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman.
A rep for the show also said: “We do not comment on casting rumors, but tune in to ‘GMA’ on Tuesday when we reveal the cast live!”
Pickler first hinted at her interest in DWTS back in 2008.
“I told Julianne [Hough] I thought it would be fun,” she told OK! Magazine. “It would be a challenge for me to learn the technique.”
Of the new DWTS cast members, TMZ is laying $20 down on Raisman because three former Olympians have won the show in the past. However, Kellie Pickler is a former gymnast, so maybe she’ll give Raisman a run for her money.
Do you think Kellie Pickler would be a good addition to Dancing With the Stars?