Holly Madison lands Dance role
Mar 5, 2009, 12:00 GMT
Madison is going to be on the new season of Dancing With the Stars, her Girls Next Door co-star Bridget Marquardt made this announcement while appearing on FOX’s Web talk show The Strategy Room. © PRN / PR Photos
Holly Madison is joining the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'.
The blonde bombshell is to strut her stuff on the US TV talent show, according to her former 'Girls Next Door' star Bridget Marquardt who accidently revealed the news on live TV last night (04.03.09).
She said Holly had always wanted to appear on the reality show, but was banned by their former boyfriend, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
She told America's FOX network: "I'm so excited for her. She's wanted to do it for so long. It just never worked with her schedule and Hef' was always like, 'I don't want you to do that,' and now it's her time, so I'm really happy for her."
Holly could replace singer Jewel, who has been struggling with knee problems.
A show spokesman said: "Unless there is a miracle healing, Holly is confirmed to be a part of the premiere."
Jewel released a statement last week saying she'd suffered a "minor setback", adding: "Don't count me out, as I am in this for the long run."
Holly recently split from her magician beau, Criss Angel. The couple started dating after Holly split from Hefner last October.