Paula Deen to Go Dancing With the Stars?

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Paula Deen has been laying low following her now-infamous racism scandal, which saw Food Network axe her show and her biggest sponsors cut ties with her.

At least one star wants to boost her comeback, however.

Deen of Cookin'

Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke says Deen would make a great contestant, and that coming on board the ABC hit would help her image rehab.

“I think that you'd probably see a different side of her and I think she would be a great addition to the cast,” the pro ballroom dancer told ET Canada.

“Doing something light and fun would be good for her.”

Interestingly enough, Paula Deen had apparently been invited to join Dancing With the Stars back in 2010, but the queen of comfort food recipes declined.

“They did ask me and I said no,” she told Extra then.

“Fat girls don’t look good sweating!”

Since then, however, things have changed. Instead of the tried and true Paula Deen recipes, she has embraced a healthier lifestyle and lost weight.

In addition to dropping 40 pounds, she's been dropped by so many corporate partners that a stint on DWTS might be just the ticket to turning things around.

Would you like to see Paula Deen on Dancing with the Stars?

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