Credit: David Steele / Disney-ABC Domestic TV Photo: Derek Hough Paula Deen Kelly Ripa

Has Dancing With the Stars Season 14 already found its Kirstie Alley/Ricki Lake?

In December, Paula Deen flirted with “precious” DWTS pro Derek Hough as he co-hosted Live! With Kelly. We thought Derek and Paula would be a good match for DWTS and — lo and behold — it sounds like DWTS now wants Paula for Season 14.

HollywoodLife’s DWTS insider said producers are seriously considering 64-year-old Paula for the spring season. The timing fits since it was just revealed that Paula has Type 2 diabetes. She’s primed and ready for a health-and-body “transformation” story.

“Producers love Paula’s likability and think it would guarantee she’d be around for a couple weeks, regardless,” the insider said.

What do you think about this? Are you ready to see Paula dance? If so, should she dance with Derek or someone else?

DWTS Season 14 premieres on Monday, March 19 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.

Source: HollywoodLife

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