The ballroom has barely cooled down from the just-wrapped “DWTS: All-Stars” edition, and the casting rumor mill is already generating prospective names for next season.
And rumor has it… that Emily Maynard, who starred as the most recent “Bachelorette” (and has already broken up with her “winner” Jef Holm), could be tying on the “Dancing” shoes in Season 16, at least according to this tabloid report.
Allegedly, when the reality show darling signed on to be “The Bachelorette,” she also agreed to compete on “Dancing with the Stars” in her ABC contract.
“When she signed her contract to be on The Bachelorette, ABC also had her sign on to commit to doing Dancing with the Stars. She loves being in the limelight,” a source tells Star.
Claiming Maynard “loves being famous,” the source added, “Emily told me the real reason she wants to do the show is to help get herself her own talk show.”
Of course, it’s all speculation now, but it wouldn’t be the first time the network has tapped stars from the ABC network family; there’s usually the requisite Disney star among the cast, and the most famously jilted “Bachelor” babe Melissa Rycroft just went on to win “All-Stars” this season.
Season 16 of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres March 18, 2013, on ABC.