Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s ex wife Marla Maples is rumoured to have agreed to be a contestant in Season 22 of ABC’s dancing reality show, “Dancing with the Stars.”
ABC has not commented on the casting rumour, and the final line-up of celebrities will be unveiled March 8 on “Good Morning America.” The new season will premiere March 21.
Other celebrities set to join Maples on the dancing floor are Jodie Sweetin, Kim Fields and Ginger Zee. According to E!News, America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco and Broncos linebacker Von Miller will also be part of the cast.
Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham is also a sought-after contestant, according to a HollywoodLife source.
“There’s been talk about having Ashley Graham on,” the insider told the media outlet. “She’s someone the producers think could get a lot of buzz. The word is she’s interested, too, but it’s a matter of whether or not they can come to an agreement.”
However, according to another source, Graham won’t be taking part this time around as she has other projects lined up. “She was asked but she will not be taking it at this time,” the second source said. “She is getting better money offers elsewhere. As for future seasons, that is still a possibility.”
“The Bachelor” star Ben Higgins has also hinted at the possibility of him putting on dancing shoes.
“I’m not against any opportunity that presents itself,” Ben told E! News‘ Will Marfuggi about joining the cast of DWTS. “I need to analyze if that option was there to say, ‘OK, is this the best thing for me?’ I don’t know yet, I don’t. I don’t want to say this is the way I’m going to go with it because I haven’t decided.”
“Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.