Dancing with the Stars could turn into an awkward Bachelor reunion when it airs this March. According to recent reports, Chris Soules and recent rose reject Jade Roper have both expressed an interest in competing for this season’s Mirror Ball trophy.
Chris Soules seemed to be really into Jade Roper — but then she showed him her nude Playboy pictures. Prudish Chris kicked her to the curb, but she could get a chance to score a little sweet revenge by kicking his butt on the dance floor. According to Hollywood Life, a source close to Jade dropped a hint that she might be one of the contestants competing on Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars.
“Jade would probably do ‘Dancing With the Stars’ before ‘Playboy’ again,” the source revealed. “She wants to move her career forward and feels that she already did pictures, so she wouldn’t want to do it again so soon. Maybe in the distant future, but not anytime soon.”
Competing on Dancing with the Stars would certainly be a great way for Roper to extend her 15 minutes of fame, but she might be a bit of a longshot as far as this season’s cast is concerned. PureDWTS has compiled a list of possible Season 20 contestants, and Jade’s name doesn’t appear on it. However, the site believes that Chris Soules is a legitimate possibility. The Bachelor star has already talked to E! News about the possibility of doing Dancing with the Stars, and he definitely seemed interested in finding another excuse to get away from his desolate Iowa farm.
“At this point, why not?” he said. “I went through ‘The Bachelorette’ and never thought I’d do that and did it and it was a great experience. Now being the Bachelor, it’s been an extraordinary experience… I’m open to a lot of opportunities, I’d be willing to consider these sort of things. But I’m going to do what’s best for me and do what’s right and what I feel is right for my future.”
The Inquisitr previously reported that the lady who receives Chris Soules’ final rose might choose to ditch him before they make it to the altar, so it would be interesting to see what would happen if he and Jade Roper reconnected on Dancing with the Stars — perhaps he’d realize that he acted too hastily when he cut her for posing in Playboy.
Other potential celebrity dancers on the PureDWTS list of possibilities include NFL stars Malcolm Butler and Russell Wilson, singer Lalah Hathaway, comedienne Roseanne Barr, Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Savannah Chrisley and Val Chmerkovskiy have started following one another on Twitter, so there’s some speculation that they’ll be competing together on Dancing with the Stars. Val had only one thing to say after meeting his celebrity partner.
— Valentin (@iamValC) February 20, 2015
Chmerkovskiy also recently started following General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn on Twitter, so perhaps she’s the lady responsible for almost leaving him speechless.
The Season 20 Dancing with the Stars cast will be announced Tuesday, February 24 on Good Morning America. Who would you like to see competing for the Mirror Ball trophy?
[Image credits: Jason Kempin/Getty, Jade Roper/Twitter]