Brooke BurkeThe season 17 premiere of Dancing With the Stars is still far, far away -- but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of casting rumors and gossip. Seriously, every day its something new! First we heard that they may be revamping the DWTS judging panel and starting fresh. Then, we heard that Khloe Kardashian may do the show and well that, that got my hopes up. 

The Stir recently chatted with Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke, asking her to dish everything she could about the upcoming season. Check out the inside scoop on season 17 of Dancing With the Stars, here: 

On mixing up the judges: "Just rumors right now."

On the cast: "They're already in negotiations with the new cast. I haven't heard anyone yet, I imagine that it might be a younger cast. I don't know how they keep it so discreet."

On the Khloe Kardashian rumor: "We loved having Rob on the show and it was so much fun having the Kardashian family in the audience. She looks better than ever that would be great. I just think [the show is] a great platform for anybody ... not that she needs it."

On who she would like to see on season 17: Suzanne Somers and Carly Rae Jepsen. "It's always nice to see the younger contestants come in."

Whoa whoa whoa, Carly Rae Jepsen?! That could be epic. And as for a younger cast, I'm all for it. I think it's about time that the show mixes things up, judging panel included. After 17 seasons, it's hard to keep a show fresh and these changes may be exactly what Dancing with the Stars needs to keep up ratings and interest.

Are you looking forward to the next season of Dancing With the Stars? Who would you like to see on the show?

 

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