LOS ANGELES (December 15, 2006) — Football superstar Emmitt Smith became the new “Dancing With the Stars” champ after his big season three win.
But which stars are putting on their “Dancing” shoes for season four? Access Hollywood takes a look at some of the possibilities.
Maybe “DWTS” needs a little royalty to spice things up.
“Actually I think they should ask me to be on and teach me to tango,” Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson told Access.
The Duchess’ tango would certainly add a royal touch to season four. And don’t be surprised if former teenage witch-turned-mom Melissa Joan Hart magically appears.
“They have asked me the last two times but I was pregnant,” she said. “But I want to do it!”
Or perhaps the dance floor needs some morning show flavor.
“They’re looking for people for the next season. Would you do it?” Access Hollywood’s Tim Vincent asked Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin.
“Absolutely,” Reege said. “I insist on it!”
“You know we wouldn?t be able to dance with each other,” Kelly reminded him. “They would separate us.”
“I know. And it’s a big mistake on their part,” Regis replied.
And with Star Jones off “The View,” she may have more time for the Paso Doble. Star’s pal Vivica A. Fox sure likes the idea.
“Star, you can do it! You guys haven’t seen Star on the dance floor,” Vivica told Access. “Mama can boogie!”
“You know what? You have lost your mind,” Star joked with Fox.
The TV spot could however go to Leeza Gibbons, who was at several of the “DWTS” tapings last season.
Also spotted in the crowd last season was “The Young and the Restless” soap stud Joshua Morrow, who could easily fill the guy candy vacancy, as could “The Bold and The Beautiful’s” Lorenzo Lamas.
And odds are good that slugger Jose Canseco (who has admitted he’s been offered the sports star spot) could be swinging his hips this spring.
Meanwhile, TV journalist Tucker Carlson joked about his possible replacements.
“Dan Rather. Andy Rooney. I’m thinking of people who would make me look good,” he laughed.
And Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts did his best to convince Mario Lopez’s “Saved By The Bell” pal Elizabeth Berkley to take advantage of her Stacy Keibler-esque gams.
“Look, she has the legs. She could be on season four,” Tony joked with Elizabeth.
“We’ll see,” she said.
“You’ve got my first vote. How’s that?” Tony said.
“Ok, thank you,” Elizabeth smiled. “You never know.”
Stepping in to Drew Lachey’s vacated boy-band spot from season three could be former *NSYNCer Joey Fatone.
Joey has reportedly confirmed he will appear on next year’s show, although ABC won’t confirm or deny his participation.
As for two-time “Dancing” champ Cheryl Burke, she’s got her own dream partner in mind.
“I would love George Clooney to come on the show,” she revealed. “I know that won’t happen, but I would love to dance with him.”
“Dancing With the Stars” season four is scheduled to debut in March on ABC.