A number of rumored guests in the past have actually appeared in later seasons. Examples include Florence Henderson, Margaret Cho, Melissa Joan Hart, Donny Osmond (season 9 winner) and Jennifer Grey (season 11 winner). Also, Rebecca Budig was rumored to be on the show but ended up winning Skating with the Stars!
So here are some old rumors that may still have some legs:
- Leslie Jordan - actor and comedian who was Beverly Leslie on Will and Grace
- Vera Wang - fashion designer. The rumor was that she was going to be on the show but fell out over who was designing her costume.
- Lou Ferrigno - bodybuilder,actor and Incredible Hulk. Lou was up for the show a couple of times but his agent/wife threw a fit when he didn't get on, so he probably won't be appearing
- Marilu Henner - actress from "Taxi" has said she'd like to be on the show, also hosted the PBS show, America's Ballroom Challenge
- Married couple Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek) and Genie Francis (Laura as in "Luke and Laura" from General Hospital - this was wishful thinking by Tom Bergeron I think but it would be great to see them on the show. It would attract soap fans and Trekkies.
- Steve Wonder - the legendary singer was rumored to be on the show a year or two ago. It'd be quite a catch!
- Jodie Sweetin - Full House actress. Jodie has been rumored for a while but it could just be because the longest campaign to get on the show ever
- Danielle Fishel - Topanga from Boy Meets World. Danielle is the host of "The Dish"
- Greg Louganis - Olympic Swimmer. Greg has been a perenial rumored contestant
- Sig Hansen - Fisherman. Sig adores the show and has been talking about being on it for quite a while.
No guarantees, but I bet at least one on the list (including Ms Meriwether) appears on the show!
Are there any old rumors you'd like to recycle?