Bruno Tonioli better redneckognize because New York Daily News is reporting that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch Mama June Shannon is being looked at by producers of Dancing With the Stars as a potential contestant!
The rumor comes from a show “insider” who “says that ABC is interested in adding Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo’s recently slimmed down mother, Mama June, to the new cast.” In case you missed it, June has reportedly lost more than 100 pounds, leading many to wonder if the loss of vajiggle jaggle was just part of her training to be on the show.
A rep for TLC told The Huffington Post that the rumors were untrue, but we won’t know for sure until the Dancing With the Stars 16 official cast is announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, February 26.
So what do you think about the potential of Mama June being a contestant on DWTS? No doubt she would approach the whole thing with her usual sense of humor, but I can’t help but think she won’t quite be in good enough shape in time — and there’s always that “forklift foot” issue that can’t be a good thing when you’re trying to do the Quickstep! Personally, I would LOVE to see it happen, if only to see the tables turned and have Honey Boo Boo in the audience helping her mom with the routine and screaming “Work it Smoochie!!!”