Dancing With the Stars co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet had no say in the casting of All-Stars Season 15, but they’re excited to see certain returning celebs.
"I wasn't disappointed to hear Pamela Anderson was coming back, personally," Tom told Entertainment Tonight of the Season 10 Baywatch star.
Oh, Tom! Brooke laughed, then added her own stars to watch. "You know what I think is going to be interesting is the rivalry sort of between Gilles [Marini] and Shawn [Johnson]," Brooke said of the top two competitors on Season 8, which happened to be the season after Brooke won. (For those who need to brush up on your DWTS history, Gilles and Cheryl Burke dominated for most of the season but Shawn and Mark Ballas scored a perfect 30 for their Freestyle and ultimately won the trophy.)
"Not to say that they're a pick to win by any means,” Brooke continued, “but I sat in the audience that season and it was quite shocking. And I think she deserved it, she did a phenomenal — her Freestyle was mind-blowing."
Not only will Gilles and Shawn face-off again, they also have to take down the third place contender on Season 8, Melissa Rycroft. But Melissa doesn’t sound too worried. "It seems like this group just kind of wants to have a good time," Melissa told ET after the cast was revealed. "I didn't get the vibe of 'We're here to win and I'm not going to make friends.'"
Speaking of making friends, Kelly Monaco was the original wardrobe malfunction queen back on Season 1 when her bodice strap broke during a Samba and she almost made friends with every guy in America. How is the returning champion going to handle preventing another slip?
"Oh I'm totally planning another one," Kelly joked. "I mean that was planned, you know that? I totally manipulated that whole thing." (She’s kidding!) Contestants now have to wear "those flower petals on your nipples," she said of the required pasties, so chances are slim that any contestant will be able to have a true nip slip. But if anyone figures it out, we’re guessing Kirstie Alley gets there first.
Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Source: ET Online
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