There's Kiptyn to the left next to Vienna from last season. Kip was in the audience at least twice during season 10.

So does this mean someone from “Bachelor Pad” may be on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 11?

Or just someone in “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” universe … like, say, Ali Fedotowsky? Or Roberto Martinez? Or both? Or neither?

*August 2 update* According to Reality Steve, both Ali and Roberto have been asked to do the show!

Kiptyn Locke was in the DWTS audience at least two times last season, so maybe that was his check-it-out test run. Does Tenley Molzahn have too much of the dreaded “dance experience” to be on the show? What about Gia Allemand? She’s single and could be ready to mingle with, say, Maks.


Anyway, ABC just issued this press release. No idea why they did it on a Sunday, but they did:


In a special Monday night event, the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed during an episode of “Bachelor Pad,” MONDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Immediately following each cast member’s unveiling during primetime, will post the updated list online.

The Fall 2010 season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online at starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast.

“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.