Dancing With the Stars Season 17 is still months away (it premieres on September 16, 2013), but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from swirling, especially about disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen potentially joining the cast. Now, beloved pro Cheryl Burke has weighed in on that potential casting. Does she think Paula would be a good addition to the cast?

"I think [Paula Deen] would be a great addition to the cast," Cheryl told Entertainment Tonight Canada recently, explaining, "I think you’d probably see a different side of her."

She added that "coming on something light and fun" could be "good for [Paula]r." It wouldn't certainly be a change of pace!

Cheryl also weighed in on the rumors that the judging panel might change in Season 17, saying that she doesn't know what's going to happen, but emphasizing that she loves all three judges. That said, she does think "it would be great to have a guest judge come in every single week."

Do you agree with Cheryl? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premiere on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Entertainment Tonight Canada

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