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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010 by Travis Cody in

If I were Dancing King of the Ballroom, I would decree this cast for Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Michael Strahan (retired All Pro defensive lineman) and Cheryl Burke

Cathy Rigby (former Olympic gymnast and actor) and Tony Dovolani

Landon Donovan (American soccer player) and Edyta Sliwinska 

Lisa Leslie (retired WNBA player) and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Martin Short (actor and comedian) and Anna Trebunskaya 

Bonnie Wright (actor) and Derek Hough

Tyson Beckford (model) and Chelsie Hightower 

Amber Riley (actor) and Louis van Amstel

Eddie Izzard (comedian and actor) and Lacey Schwimmer

Valerie Bertinelli (actor) and Jonathan Roberts

John Cho (actor) and Julianne Hough

Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef host) and Dmitry Chaplin

Alas and alack, I am not Dancing King.


We must wait patiently for March to see who will contend for Season 12's Glitter Ball of Glory.



May the Lords of Dance grant my wish for Ms Valerie to come dancing.



  1. Akelamalu says:

    The only one I know from your list is Eddie Izzard - I think he's do well!

  1. Jamie says:

    Dear "Not queen, not duke, not prince", have you submitted your dream cast to the show? I can almost see Cathy Rigby bouncing out a jive or Valerie in a waltz. Amber would be both funny and intense.

  1. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    If that was the lineup, I'd watch "Dancing With The Stars" for the first time ever.

    Just to see Valerie Bertinelli.

  1. Anonymous says:

    and let me guess... VB is the big winner?

  1. jennifer says:

    Hey, you are pretty good at that! I hope you get your wish. Valerie is lovely!

  1. Anonymous says:

    yes, i wanna see bonnie wright dance too.

  1. Akelamalu: Running/jumping/climbing trees...I wonder if there would be action transvestite costumes.

    Jamie: I thought the same thing about Cathy Rigby and the Jive!

    Southern: I suspect many would tune in to see Ms Valerie, although that could simply be my crush talking.

    Lois: Well, if I could be the King then that would be the result!

    Jennifer: Me too!

    Anonymous: Ms Wright's was one of the first names that popped into my head...after Ms Valerie.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I knew I'd see Valerie on your list. What a great title for your post, too. Made me smile from the get-go! I can't complain. I got Michael Bolten for a short time, but "fi . . . fi" were queen, they'd edit in Chuck Heston in his Moses costume for a quick step! ;-)

    Happy New Year, Trav.