Coming this fall: "Dancing With the Stars" with a blast from the past all-star cast! But what exactly constitutes a "DWTS" all-star? And who are past cast members hoping to see return for another chance at the mirror ball trophy next season?
"DWTS" Season 12 contestant Kendra Wilkinson told Access Hollywood, "I am happy doing my new show, 'Kendra On Top'… but you know what? 'Dancing With the Stars' was fun. If they consider me an 'All-Star,' of course I'll do it, but if not, I won't cry."
Season 11 alum Margaret Cho would welcome the chance for a re-do. The comedian told Celebuzz, "I would want to do it. I had a great time. I didn't go very far, but I think if I did it again that I would do really well. I've been practicing dancing."
"DWTS" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has her own opinions on who she would like to see make a comeback. During a recent co-hosting stint on "Anderson," judge Inaba put in her vote for French heartthrob Gilles Marini to return to the ballroom. Marini and his pro dance partner Cheryl Burke famously lost to gymnast Shawn Johnson and her partner Mark Ballas by less than one percent of the vote back in Season 8.
"DWTS" Season 12 alum Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid") told People that he would consider a return to the show. "I would be flattered and privileged for them to ask me, and I think that on that day I would take a look. I always enjoyed creating and telling stories with dance," he said.
But he added that he's not exactly jumping up and down to jump back onto the dance floor. "If I was 25, it would be a little bit easier. It's a lot tougher to be over 40 and do that show," he said.
According to Hollyscoop, Season 10 alum Erin Andrews was involved in some discussions for the "DWTS" all-stars cast, but the ESPN reporter said, "I am going to be doing some football around that time."
As for the show's professional dancers, they have their own all-stars wish lists.
Two-time "DWTS" winner Julianne Hough told Access Hollywood, "I think Mel B would be amazing back on the show." Hough also hopes to see Sabrina Bryan make a return "since she got kicked off so early, which was not right" and possibly Jennie Garth.
Pro dancer Tony Dovolani told Wetpaint that he would love to see Melissa Rycroft, Stacy Kiebler, or Susan Lucci return to the show. "I liked most of my stars," he said.
When asked about reality star Kate Gosselin's possible return to the ballroom, Dovolani said, "I don't know anything about that." But he added, "I will dance with whoever they put me with."
And "DWTS" pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy put in his casting two cents via his blog for TV Guide, writing: "I finished second with Mel [Brown] and Kirstie [Alley], and I think they're both deserving of being part of an All-Stars cast."
"Dancing With the Stars" All-Stars will premiere in September on ABC.
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