A new report claims Kendra will be one of the new cast members on the next season of Dancing with the Stars, but our insider tells us it’s not just Mrs. Baskett who’s in negotiations — Hank is being considered as well!
This is some casting news we can fully support! According to E! News, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett is in talks to compete next season on Dancing with the Stars – and HollywoodLife.com‘s ABC insider not only confirms the story, but also says Hank is in the running too!
“Kendra has spoken to producers, and Hank has been considered as well,” our source tells us, reiterating no one has been cast officially as of Jan. 13. “Kendra would be great for the show, but she is not the top priority. She is among a long list of hopeful cast members.”
Rumored dream contestants have included Lindsay Lohan, Todd and Sarah Palin, Portia de Rossi, and Derek Jeter.
Of course we’d love to watch Kendra, 25, shake her booty on the dance floor, but seeing Hank, 28, strut his stuff would be pretty entertaining as well! That said, our insider says Hank is only being considered as the token athlete if ABC can’t get a bigger name in the biz.
“I think they have other options in sports stars before him, they want a Hall Of Famer, and more baseball than football,” our source explains, adding, “But as for Hank and Kendra, Kendra would be the catch out of the two of them.”
Season 12 doesn’t start until the spring, so producers aren’t in a big rush at this point to lock down talent until they are 100% confident in their picks.
“We want to be convinced we really want the talent, that the talent wants to be on the show and that it will work for both parties,” the insider says. “Then money is talked about, but it’s way too early for that.”
If we had it our way, BOTH Basketts would be competing against each other! How entertaining would that be?