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Honey Boo Boo is out for Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but that doesn't mean all reality TV stars are out.

Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard's name has been bandied about as a possible celeb joining the spring Season 16, and even though Maks said he didn't have scoop on her confirmation, he did have an opinion about her as a contestant.

"I have no idea [if she's doing it]. If she did it, I'd love to dance with her," Maks told Life & Style at Z100's Jingle Ball in NYC on Dec. 7.

Maks is currently dating fellow pro Peta Murgatroyd, so it's not like he'd be making eyes at the single mom. Maks's pro brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, on the other hand, likes to play coy about his relationship status, especially when it comes to his All-Stars partner, Kelly Monaco. So maybe he would have a flirt-fest with Emily — especially if Em reads that Val told Life & Style, "She's hot! She is great!"

So producers now have at least two pros ready and willing to dance with Miss Emily, not that she's been confirmed for spring. A lot of fans have said they don’t want Emily to do DWTS, but not everyone who watches DWTS also follows The Bachelor/ette, so she could pick up a host of new fans on a show that doesn’t require her to date (and dump) someone. If she wants to do it, and the Chmerkovskiy boys like her, would ABC dare say no? Emily could still practice part-time in Charlotte, N.C. — like Emmitt Smith practicing in Dallas for DWTS All-Stars, so little Ricki's life wouldn't be too disturbed. And Ricki would probably love sitting in the DWTS audience every week...

Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premieres March 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Life & Style

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