Melanie Brown is set to appear on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars.
The former Spice Girl has been asked by bosses of the ABC show to come back to the ballroom and compete against other celebrity dancers for the mirror-ball trophy. Mel and her professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy came second on the fifth season of the program in 2007.
"Mel absolutely wants to come back and take another crack at winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy. Mel and Maksim had great chemistry together and they definitely push each other's buttons, which only makes their dances more intense and fiery. Maksim has never won the trophy before, it's a constant thorn in his side, and he knows his best chance of winning is going to be with Mel," a source told RadarOnline.com.
Sherri Shepherd has been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. The View host and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy was booted out of the show in a shock result after they earned 21 points - the second lowest score - the night before for their performance of the tango, with Gladys Knight and Gavin DeGraw widely expected to be out.
"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I've always had. I had the most amazing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. That thing that scares you the most, run towards it because it's so amazing on the other side. I had the most amazing time," she said, speaking through tears.
Donald Driver topped the leaderboard on Dancing with the Stars last night. The NFL star and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd wowed the judges during rock week, with their paso doble to Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" - which saw the sportsman dance topless - earning a total of 27 points.
"Muscular. Masculine. Magnificent!" said judge Bruno Tonioli.
Carrie Ann Inaba described the routine as "raunchy and spectacular," while Len Goodman teased, "After the show, we'll compare tattoos."
This week was the first time Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas have not topped the leaderboard, with the judges receiving boos from the audience - which included David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Rita Wilson - when they awarded the couple 24 points for their paso doble.
"It had promise but didn't quite deliver," Len told them.
Jack Wagner became the second contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.
The former General Hospital actor - who was tied for last place on 24 points with Sherri Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw, Melissa Gilbert and Gladys Knight on Tuesday's show - was a surprise elimination from the competition with either Gavin or Melissa expected to be sent home. Before the results were announced, head judge Len Goodman suggested producers "roll it over to next week because no one deserves to go home tonight."
Martina Navratilova became the first contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.
The 55-year-old tennis legend - who made up the bottom two with 35-year-old singer Gavin DeGraw - blamed herself for her exit, saying she "blew it" on the show on Monday night after struggling with her jive.
"I gave it everything I had, but I blew it yesterday and it cost me, unfortunately. Hopefully I get to the do the jive the last week here. I look forward to coming back and I wish everybody good luck. It was an amazing experience. I just wish that it had lasted longer," she said.
The judges were also unimpressed with Martina and professional partner Tony Dovolani's performance with Len Goodman saying it was "too careful" and "insular" while Bruno Tonioli added, "My darling, I think that serve went into the net."
Katherine Jenkins topped the leader board on Dancing with the Stars last night.
The Welsh opera singer and her dancing partner scored 26 out of 30 for her jive performance, with judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli awarding her nine and head judge Len Goodman giving her eight. "I loved the start, the whole end section - the middle section wasn't really my cup of tea. It was wild and wacky," Len said, commenting on their dance.
Bruno claimed he loved it for its "sexiness. The blonde bombshell is unleashed. I know sexy when I see it and you've got it."
Opera singer Katherine Jenkins, tennis legend Martina Navaratilova and Melrose Place actor Jack Wagner lead the Dancing with the Stars' line-up.
Joining the trio of famous faces when the 14th season of the celebrity dance competition hits screens on March 19 will be singers Gladys Knight and Gavin DeGraw, Disney star Roshon Fegan and Melissa Gilbert, the actress who played Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. Cuban actor and model William Levy, Extra host Maria Menounos, The View's Sherri Shepherd, NFL star Donald Driver and former child star Jaleel White round off the star-studded line-up.
However, Jaleel - who starred as Steven Urkel in 80s series Family Matters - admitted it was his mother who persuaded him to take part in the ABC show: "She was like, 'Boy, they're going to pay you to go learn how to dance? If you turn that down, don't even bring your butt home for Thanksgiving.'"
Meanwhile, Welsh singer Katherine - who is partnered alongside Mark Ballas - explained she is already "a little nervous" about her Dancing with the Stars debut:
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