Now that it’s official that this fall’s season of Dancing With the Stars will be an All-Stars competition, dream cast lists are being posted all over the place.
In our poll asking which Bachelor alum should return for the All-Stars season, Bachelor 13 vet Melissa Rycroft Strickland won handily over Bachelorette Trista Sutter (who competed on DWTS Season 1) and Bachelor Jake Pavelka (Season 10).
Melissa and her pro partner Tony Dovolani took third place on DWTS Season 8, which is the best any Bachelor contestant has done. Her experience as a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader certainly helped, as well as her status as the heartbroken girl who had just been dumped on TV by Bachelor Jason Mesnick.
But that was the spring of 2009. Three years, a marriage, and a baby have happened since then, and now Melissa and her husband Tye have their own reality TV show airing on CMT.
So would she return to the ballroom? A fan named Lisa tweeted her earlier this week, “Hey Melissa, how about DWTS all-stars?? Love to see u there.” Melissa replied, “Gosh, I don't know...it's an intimidating thought!”
But then Thursday, May 10, she tweeted, “Who do you want on your All Star season?!” with a link to ABC’s official All-Stars casting suggestion page, where her name is among the first to be mentioned.
We see what you did there, Mel... and we like it!