Melissa Rycroft, the jilted contestant from "The Bachelor" will join "Dancing With the Stars" for the ABC show's Monday premiere, sources have confirmed, though ABC would not confirm.
The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, who was dumped by Jason Mesnick on the "After the Final Rose," replaces Access's Nancy O'Dell , who had to leave the competition due to a torn meniscus in her knee. She'll be dancing with pro Tony Dovolani.
In addition to her cheerleading skills, Melissa has a background in ballet.
Former "The Girls Next Door" star Holly Madison is rumored to be filling the show's other spot, left by singer Jewel , who also exited the competition early due to injuries.
The eighth season of "Dancing" premieres at 8 p.m. Monday.