Melissa Rycroft is ready to conquer yet another ABC program. This time, the former Dancing with the Stars
contestant, who came in third place last season, will be joining the cast of the breakfast television news and talk show, Good Morning America.
This marks Rycroft’s fourth TV gig. She made her debut on CMT’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team in 2006 and then later joined the 13th season of The Bachelor where love searcher Jason Mesnick asked her hand in marriage only to dump her on national TV for Bachelor runner-up Molly Malaney. The 26-year-old reality TV starlet was asked to replace Access Hollywood‘s Nancy O’Dell on Dancing with the Stars‘ eighth season after Nancy withdrew due to a knee injury. She was paired with Tony Dovolani and finished third behind Gilles Marini and eventual champ Shawn Johnson.
Rycroft is likely to bring in more ratings to ABC’s morning program. After her Bachelor stint, she has earned a solid fanbase that followed her all the way on Dancing with the Stars. She has also been included in People Magazine‘s World’s Most Beautiful People of 2009 and in Maxim‘s list of Hot 100 of 2009.
Rycroft joining Good Morning America is still unconfirmed at this point but, according to TVGuide.com, the former Dancing with the Stars participant will serve as a special contributor for the morning program, which is currently hosted by Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion. “In that capacity, Rycroft will deliver uplifting, summer-type pieces.”
Meanwhile, Rycroft has also given hints about her new gig via Twitter on Wednesday, saying, “Guess who just got a job with Good Morning America???”
More sources say that fans can expect Melissa Rycroft to make several appearances throughout the summer.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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