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‘Dancing with the Stars’ rumors: Will ‘RHOA’ NeNe Leakes join the cast?

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NeNe Leakes seems to have her hands full on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” as she battles with former friend Marlo Hampton as well as co-star Kenya Moore. Leakes also seems to be at odds with co-star Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas.

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Nothing keeps NeNe from working though. Rumors are circulating that Leakes will join the season 18 cast of “Dancing with the Stars” according to a Feb. 28 report in the Latin Post. Also rumored to be joining the cast is former “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure. There are not just rumors about the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” though. Allegedly Maksim Chmerkovskiy is returning as one of the professional dancers. Chmerkovskiy let “Dancing with the Stars” after season 15 when he was partnered with Kirstie Alley. Chmerkovskiy and Alley were the seventh team to be eliminated from the competition. Last year Maksim made an appearance as a judge. Chmerkovskiy has not yet confirmed the rumors that he will rejoin “Dancing with the Stars” for season 18.

The full line-up for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars” will be announced on March 4. Season 18 will begin airing live on March 17 on ABC.

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