Dancing with the Stars Season 12 Rumor – Cheryl Cole

:::sigh::: Okay, I am only doing this because it is WHAT I DO on this site. I post rumors of future celebrities that might be on DWTS. Often, like now, I have reason to believe it’s not true but I post it anyway, in the off chance a really crappy source gets something right. And this one is guaranteed to piss people off, so that’s a side benefit. 🙂 Since Derek is on my crap list at this moment (don’t get excited, this too shall pass), I’m not really that pleased that this chose today to pop up.

Background: if you are paying any attention to Derek at all right now, he is ALL over the British media because he is apparently “involved” with Cheryl – so involved that they went to Tanzania for a week together. That much, at least, appears to be true. Cheryl is quite famous in the UK and, I imagine, other parts of Europe, but is a relative unknown here in the US. BUT, she is likely set to be a judge in Simon Cowell’s new show in the fall of 2012, The X-Factor; she’s currently a judge on the UK version of the same show. She is a pop singer, formerly/currently as part of Girls Aloud but also as a solo act. She was introduced to Derek last fall by Bruno. He went on to choreograph a dance for a TV show she was doing, he then choreographed her music video for the same song. After he and Nicole won this past season he was immediately on a plane to the UK where he performed with Cheryl as the opening act for the Black Eyed Peas. I believe they did the concerts in London, Paris and then performed at O2 at Wembley Arena. Since flying back to London after the finale they have been ALL OVER the press and the press has been insane with a different story every single day – sometimes polar opposite stories everyday. For this reason, I post this with a cautionary British Press are absolute CRAP so don’t get too excited either way. The only reason it might be plausible is because it seems like something the producers would do (pair Derek with his girlfriend) AND it seems like a platform she might use to launch herself in the US prior to X-Factor. All that said, from The Mirror.UK:

Cheryl Cole is being lined up for a sizzling new double act with dancer pal Derek Hough on US TV’s Dancing with the Stars.

The singer’s team has been informally approached by ABC network bosses who believe Cheryl and Derek would make an explosive duo.

They were keen to sign her up for the autumn series of the show but such a commitment would clash with her work on X Factor.

So instead they’ve sounded out her representatives about starring as one of the celebrity dancers in the series starting in March 2011 with the final in May.

A source said: “Her US team think it will be a great move for her and increase her profile stateside. Partnering her with Derek too would be a masterstroke and they want her to give it serious thought.

British singer Cheryl Cole attends The Glamour Awards at Berkeley Square in London on June 8, 2010.   UPI/Rune Hellestad Photo via Newscom