Honey Boo Boo, Mama June on DWTS? Casting Rumors Swirl, TLC Denies 'Redneck Mom' will Star after 100-Pound Weight Loss [POLL]

By Danica Bellini | Feb 13, 2013 02:08 PM EST
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Reality starlet Kourtney Kardashian, renowned professional boxer Victor Ortiz, "The Bachelorette" sweetheart Emily Maynard... these are just some big-names floating around the ongoing "Dancing with the Stars" casting rumor mill. Oh, and we can't forget the infamous redneck mom of TLC's hit reality series "Honey Boo Boo" - Mama June! That's right, following her over 100-pound weight loss, several reports claim that Mama June currently reigns a "DWTS" favorite. But according to reps at TLC, such gossip is totally false - June has not been cast as a contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's hit celebrity dancing competition (at least not yet).

The official cast of "DWTS" season 16 will be announced live on "Good Morning America" on Feb. 26. But until then, fans are currently enjoying the rumors surrounding the highly-anticipated casting buzz. According to reports by the New York Daily News and Pure DWTS, Mama June is currently a hot leading competitor. And several fans have already responded to the gossip on Twitter (some good, some bad):

@erbear03: "hahahaha Mama June is gonna be on DWTS. day maker, really."

@DWTS_News: "Honey Boo Boo's Mama June on 'Dancing With the Stars'? -- Oh Please Yes!"

@soccermom000: "Spring DWTS lineup to include Mama June??? There are just no words."

@VyVy997: "If mama june is on #DWTS I will legit throw my tv out the window :/."

@CIAspygirl: "More shocking than the Honey Boo Boo's Mom on #DWTS rumor, is that her 1st name isn't "Honey Boo Boo's Mom."

Of course such talk remains unconfirmed - a rep for TLC recently told the Huffington Post that Mama June joining the "DWTS" cast is "just an untrue rumor."

Still, would a gig on "DWTS" help Mama June maintain her slimmed-down figure? June recently admitted to HuffPost Celebrity, "I have lost 115 pounds, but that's because I'm on the go. We love fried food, but I lost that weight because I'm more active doing things."

So what do fans say - would Honey Boo Boo's crazy mom make an entertaining "DWTS" competitor?

According to ABC, "The competition begins with 12 new celebrities who will brave the "DWTS" dance floor for their very first time. Leaving their comfort zones and enduring grueling rehearsals, these new competitors will work to master creative and entertaining performances and world-class choreography, all while receiving critical judgment on the unforgiving ballroom floor and in front of America." Be sure to tune-in to "GMA" on Feb. 26 to find out the official cast... "DWTS" season 16 premieres on March 18!

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