With Olympic gold-medalist Misty May-Treanor finding herself on the outside looking in at the Dancing With the Stars dance floor after injuring her Achilles tendon, rumors are rampant that last week’s eliminated contestant, celebutante Kim Kardashian, would be called on to fill in the void.

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And while the show isn’t saying anything about the reports, one person who would be delighted more than anyone else is Corky Ballas, the pro partner of actress Cloris Leachman and the father of Kim’s former partner, Mark Ballas.

“I think that would be awesome. Give her another shot!" pleaded Corky. "I actually thought she didn’t get to come out of her shell. I think she was heating up."

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Of course, Corky is a little biased toward Kim’s dance partner. "Mark would come back like a tiger," he said. "With a vengeance!”

Tune in Tuesday night for the latest in this developing saga.

By Carole Glines

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