With a build-up to Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars like no other fans are keeping busy with talks of who the contestants will be on this season’s show which will premier on September 20th at 8PM on ABC. Rumors are already circulating on the Internet in chat rooms, message boards and sites like Twitter and Facebook about who might be on the show, and who has already agreed to be on the show.
ABC plans to announce the Season 11 cast during the August 30th broadcast of Bachelor Pad the newest Bachelor/Bachelorette spin-off.
While the list of celebrity dancers might be set, the professional dance partners are still out of the loop and won’t know if they will be back again until before the show premiers.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy told Access Hollywood recently he would love to be back on the show if the producers will have him, as long as he gets another partner like Erin Andrews. “I think it’s a great show and I love being on it and if they’ll have me, I’ll come back.”
A representative for David Hasselhoff confirmed late Wednesday the Baywatch star would be signing on to do the show. It was speculated earlier this year Hasselhoff declined to come back to America’s Got Talent because he was hoping to get on DWTS. Hasselhoff will be joining confirmed contestants Kirstie Alley, Jersey Shore’s the Situation and “Hills” Audrina Patridge as contestants on Season 11. Despite strong rumors of an appearance ‘Bachelorette’ couple Ali and Roberto have declined to participate after last seasons Bachelor couple Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi went through a nasty public split after the show ended.
Singer Brandy and Actress Jennifer Grey are the fan favorites to be on the show and have reportedly been in negotiations to get on the show. While Brandy has been busy promoting her reality show on VH1 Jennifer Grey, of Dirty Dancing fame, has quietly reemerged in the Hollywood scene to try her hand at acting again.
Other names being thrown around as possible contestants are singer Justin Timberlake, TV host and actress Ellen DeGeneres and Isaiah Mustafa.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, the celebrities will make their appearance one at a time on Bachelor Pad.