DeMario Jackson Is In Talks to Join 'Dancing With the Stars'
By Antoinette Bueno
Get ready Bachelor Nation -- looks like DeMario Jackson will most likely be competing on next season's Dancing With the Stars, sources tell ET.
A source close to the reality star says he is "highly interested" and is considering appearing on DWTS. Meanwhile, another source close to Jackson says he is already "in talks" and that "there is a "fairly good likelihood it will happen."
Jackson didn't return to this season of Bachelor in Paradise after production was suspended when a producer became uncomfortable and filed a complaint. Warner Bros. eventually concluded that no misconduct occurred between Jackson and fellow contestant Corinne Olympios.
"I don't like when people come back on the show and kind of make up how things went and so I didn't love it, but that's DeMario," host Chris Harrison later commented to ET. "It's hard to dislike the guy though. He's such a character. God bless him. Just bad choices tonight."
"He cussed a lot and maybe that's his defense mechanism, I don't know," he added. "I didn't see him going that direction. I was very surprised."
Harrison also talked about his plans to interview Olympios and Jackson together, so that they can share their sides of the story about what went down in Mexico on the set of Bachelor in Paradise.
"All will be explained and I really do mean that," Harrison said. "I need people to understand this was not a black-and-white, cut-and-dry issue. It's really -- there's a lot of layers to it. It was very confusing. I went through it and it was confusing. So, trust me. It needs to all play out."