November 11, 2010 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Dancing With The Stars on ABC‘s producers are reportedly ready to cast a same sex couple for the upcoming season since the revelation of the Israeli version who added a same sex couple this season being such a success. But will we see a same sex couple next season here in America, and do they have anyone particular in mind? Keep reading for more details!
Fans of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars may be in for something new in the upcoming season set to air in spring 2011 as it’s being reported that the show’s producers are looking to cast a same sex couple in an attempt to boost ratings as the show will be up against American Idol and the Israeli version of the show who recently added a same sex couple is having much success with it. But will they really do it? In a recent interview with PEOPLE, judge Carrie Ann Inaba shares her thoughts by saying “I would love it. I fully support that and I think America is ready for that. Our country is much more accepting of same sex couples and it would be great for the show to reflect that.” Veteran pro dancer Derek Hough isn’t so sure the show would take on a same sex couple, but then he goes on to say â€œIf Iâ€™ve learned one thing on this show … itâ€™s to never say never.”
So does the show have anyone particular in mind to fill the same sex dance shoes? According to American Idol’s host, Ryan Seacrest they do as he recently told actress Portia de Rossi on his radio show that show producers have said she’s “on the top of their list,” but that he assumed she would pass. “I figure if you’re going to pass, why not pass here?” But Portia de Rossi did not pass up the idea as she told Ryan “I’m not going to pass! Let me think about it. I used to be a ballet dancer. It’s not completely a pass. You never know!” Carrie Ann Inaba stated that while she doesn’t cast the show, she would fully support it as she said “I think it would be great and I’d show up in my rainbow colors and fully support it.” So while nothing is set in stone yet, I have a feeling we may be seeing our very first same sex couple next season. Keep checking for more updates, as we will post anything more hear on this!
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