‘DWTS’ Voting Number Mix-up Floods Wisconsin Plumber with Calls

by | May 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM | Dancing With The Stars

Peta Murgatroyd, Donald Driver and Karina Smirnoff (Photo: ABC)

NFL star Donald Driver‘s popularity on “Dancing with the Stars” is driving one Wisconsin native crazy.

Jeff Paschke, a plumber from Egg Harbor, Wis., (about 60 miles from Green Bay) gets more than 100 phone calls every week from “DWTS” fans trying to vote for their hometown hero.

That’s because Paschke’s phone number — minus the “800″ — is identical to the toll-free number viewers are directed to use to vote for the Green Bay Packers wide receiver, as USA Today notes.

The volume of calls to Paschke has increased each week, as the NFL star and his bombshell partner Peta Murgatroyd dazzle the dance floor, coasting their way into the Final Four for Monday’s semifinals.

The same number has been used for past contestants over the years, such as Kirstie Alley, but Pashke notes he only received a few misdirected calls during previous seasons.

“Usually I do answer,” Paschke tells the Door County Advocate when asked if he still bothers to answer his phone. “I say ‘hello’ and tell them to dial 800.”

Hopefully those avid Packers fans do re-dial to make sure their votes count and help the charming athlete go all the way … to Mirror Ball Trophy glory.

Watch Donald Driver’s Sizzling “Threesome” from Monday’s Episode: