EXCLUSIVE! Karina Smirnoff Might Be Returning To ‘DWTS’ As Johnny Weir’s Partner!

Thu, June 10, 2010 6:47pm EST by 25 Comments

Although Karina missed the last season of ABC’s hit dancing show, it sounds like she might just be coming back with a vengeance!

Are we going to be seeing Karina Smirnoff’s pretty face on Dancing With the Stars’ 11th season? To hear her potential partner Johnny Weir tell it, she might just be making her grand return!

“I hope [I’m going to do Dancing With the Stars],” the pro figure skater told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the MTV Movie Awards June 6. “I met Karina Smirnoff a few weeks ago and she was like, ‘Johnny, you are the perfect height for me. Let’s dance.’ So…it’s on. I’ve chosen my partner, I’m ready.”

Interesting. When we caught up with the 32-year-old Ukranian born dancer at Muscle Milk’s Fitness Retreat in Beverly Hills, Calif. June 9, she coyly evaded the question of her return, but did tell us, “I’m a big fan of Johnny. His heart, his guts, he’s got balls in every routine and I love that. I think for Dancing With the Stars, you gotta have not only determination, but you gotta have that drama, that deeper side of you, and Johnny has it! I’m rooting for him to be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars.”

And rooting for yourself at the same time, Ms. Smirnoff? A rep for Karina wasn’t available for comment.

If Karina DOES come back, at least she won’t have to witness the sexual tension between her former fiancé, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his season 10 partner, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews. Just one more reason why you should do the show, Karina!

Laura Schreffler with reporting by Kirstin Benson & Karen Datangel


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