July 18, 2008 03:00 PM by Joe Reality
If even half of the names circulating as celebrity cast members for Dancing With The Stars 7 turn out to be accurate, then the hit ABC show might have its best cast ever. One of the biggest names that has been tied to the upcoming season of the show is former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass. Not only is speculation over Lance Bass appearing on the show running rampant, but there are also rumors that he might be paired with a male dancer.
While American Idol might be FOX’s hottest show, it seems some people associated with the show are also eager to be part of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Paula Abdul voiced her desire to take part in the show awhile back, but here participation seems unlikely given her present position as a judge on a competing network.
According to OK! Magazine, Former American Idol Kellie Pickler has also said that she would like to be on the show. Pickler getting picked for Dancing With The Stars is much more probable, since she is no longer tied to American Idol. Plus, producers likely would see Pickler as a cast member that could help them bring in younger viewers for the show.
Athletes have always done well on Dancing With The Stars, so it is no wonder that more athletes are clamoring to be cast on the show. Professional football player Warren Sapp has reportedly been approached by producers to appear on the show, and the St. Petersburg Times quoted him as saying that he would probably do the show. Bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno has made his interest in the show publically known several times. With the Incredible Hulk movie putting the actor back in the spotlight, it just might be the year for the Hulk to go Dancing With The Stars.
While ABC has yet to confirm the names of any celebrities as cast members for Dancing With The Stars 7, ABC did recently announce the official premiere date for the show. Dancing With The Stars 7 will premiere on Monday, September 22 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET. A special performance show will also air on Tuesday, September 23 from 9 PM to 11 PM, and the first results show will air on Wednesday, September 24 from 9 PM to 10 PM.
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