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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 17 Casting Rumors: Contestants Predicted to Be on Cast List this Fall

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“Dancing with the Stars” season 17 won’t air until September, but casting rumors over who will appear in that lineup are in full force.

Perhaps the biggest rumor is fired Food Network star, Paula Deen will be on the show when the official “Dancing with the Stars” cast is released for season 17. As an insider revealed, the show has a history of casting embattled stars, such as Bristol Palin and Kate Gosselin.

While on the subject of Kate Gosselin…..her husband, Jon Gosselin, may be part of the “Dancing” season 17 gig as well. He opened up in a VHI interview in July that he would welcome the opportunity to go on the show in an effort to “reinvent himself” and would “probably get further” than his ex-wife did on the show.

When Kate was on “Dancing with the Stars” a few years ago, Jon berated her choice to go on the hit ABC reality show. At the time he considered her motives to be self-serving and neglecting the needs of their children. How things change.

Another rumored contestant to appear on “Dancing with the Stars” in season 17 is racecar driver, Tony Kanaan. He won the Indianapolis 500 in May. He is said to be “in talks” with producers over going on the show.

“Obviously, Hélio did such a great job representing the drivers and the Brazilians,” Kanaan told Hollywood Life.  “Me being a Brazilian, I’m going to have a tough task but I’ll try. We’ll see. If it’s the right time, I’ll definitely accept it and go try it.”

“Dancing with the Stars” season 17 will air this fall on ABC at 8 p.m., ET/PT.

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