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No winners will be on all-star Dancing with the Stars

If Dancing with the Stars has an all-star season this fall, no past winners will be included in the cast.

TV Guide reports that “casting would exclude mirror ball champions.” That’s according to a staff member on the show, who said, “It’s better if the winners don’t come back, because then, we have a cast of people who have another shot at the title.”

Those who are being considered “could conceivably fit the show into their schedules and are all still physically fit enough to compete,” the person said; the list includes Gilles Marini, Mel B., Sabrina Bryan, Kyle Massey, and Mario Lopez, who broke the news when he revealed he’d been asked.

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