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Betty White is the hottest new old star on TV -- which is why ABC's Dancing With the Stars has reportedly been wooing her to appear on season 11. But sadly, White's dancing years may be behind her. Host Tom Bergeron told OK! Magazine that he was opposed to the octagenarian doing the quickstep -- because he loves her too much to risk her health!
"I know the producers want me to say yes, but I adore Betty White and she’s almost 89 years old and I think no," Bergeron said on Saturday. "My understanding is that Betty's had a conversation where she expressed some concern about her ability to keep up and I think that's where you have to say, okay. From a promotion standpoint, obviously she's the hottest name going right now but I adore her and I would never want to be her last show."
If 88-year-old White were to appear on DWTS, she would be their oldest contestant by nearly a decade; retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 80, holds the current record (he was voted off early this season).
While we're sad that White missed her DWTS window, a generation that doesn't remember The Golden Girls has another guest to look forward to: Miley Cyrus. Cyrus, 17, won't be dancing, but she will be performing on this Tuesday's episode -- which will mark the live TV debut of her controversial single "Can't Be Tamed." If the producers did manage to book Cyrus for a season -- highly doubtful, considering her busy schedule! -- she would be one of the youngest contestants ever: Season 8 winner Shawn Johnson was 17, and Cyrus' Hannah Montana costar Cody Linley competed at 18.
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