TODD PALIN, the father of Bristol Palin and husband of Republican politician Sarah Palin, has been officially approached to take part in season twelve of Dancing With The Stars, according to Hollywood Life. Just weeks after 20-year-old Bristol made it through to the season eleven final, the show's producers have offered Todd a chance to take part in the forthcoming series.
Dancing With The Stars bosses were said to be so impressed by the media buzz that surrounded Bristol's continual survival on the program, that they are eager to have another member of the Palin family involved in season twelve. A source close to the decision makers say that Todd has been approached by the show, but it is not yet known whether he has accepted the offer. The insider also claims that bosses are looking to land a high-profile Democratic politician or supporter to go head-to-head with Palin. Political commentator KEITH OLBERMANN was reported to be on an initial shortlist but has since been rejected.
Despite a huge public following that saw Bristol reach the final three of Dancing With The Stars season eleven, she was eventually eliminated and the competition was won by 'Dirty Dancing' star Jennifer Grey and her professional partner DEREK HOUGH.