Cheryl Burke Moving From Dancing With the Stars to Bachelorette: "Never Gonna Happen," Says One Source

Exclusive! Insider slams reports that the DWTS castmember is joining the ABC dating series

By Jenna Mullins Nov 06, 2012 10:52 PMTags
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Are the producers of The Bachelorette already writing a theme song called: "Dancing to the Tune of Love"?!

Reports are flying around the Internet today that longtime Dancing With the Stars castmember Cheryl Burke is being courted by another ABC reality series: The Bachelorette!

A source tells us that the dancer isn't in talks, but has met with ABC on several occasions to talk about her doing some sort of reality show. The Bachelorette has been mentioned in those conversations, but there are no talks going on right now.

So will we see Burke hanging up her dancing shoes in exchange for roses? According to a Bachelorette insider: not a chance.

"Never gonna happen! Never!" our rock-solid source laments, revealing that Burke has been the one "begging to do the show" and not the other way around.

A second show source echoes the denial, saying that The Bachelorette producers don't like the idea of taking someone from another show because they want all their Bachelors and Bachelorette to be "real people." If Burke did take time off from DWTS next season, it would be the first time since the show started that she didn't participate.

—Additional reporting by Marc Malkin