Bachelor's Melissa Joins Dancing With the Stars

March 9, 2009 By:
Bachelor's Melissa Joins Dancing With the Stars

The Bachelor's Melissa Rycroft is on the rebound! She's not wasting any time crying over her split from Jason Mesnick, in fact she's busy busting a move on the dance floor.

Melissa is the latest star to join Dancing with the Stars, stepping in for Nancy O'Dell, who quit the show due to knee problems.

When asked about the news, the network declined to comment hoping to draw anxious viewers to the show." ABC is not commenting, and asks viewers to watch Monday's show," they said in a statement.

Meanwhile, her ex Jason is speaking to Extra about Melissa's latest venture.

He said, "I am so excited for Melissa, I know she has danced her whole life and she must be excited for the opportunity. I hope and think she will win it all.”

The eighth-season opener, which debuts tonight at 8pm on ABC, begins with a new crop of celebrities including Belinda Carlisle, David Alan Grier, Shawn Johnson, Lil Kim, Gilles Marini, Ty Murray, Steve-O, Denise Richards, Lawrence Taylor, Chuck Wicks, and Steve Wozniak.
Will you be watching?