The comedian and The View co-host -- who has repeatedly gushed about her interest in participating on Dancing with the Stars when the show has been discussed on the ABC daytime talk show -- has reportedly finally caught the interest of Dancing with the Stars' producers, who are interested in having her participate in its upcoming eighth season, In Touch Weeklyreported Wednesday.
Shepard recently reiterated her love of the ABC ballroom dancing competition and desire to participate in it when she appeared on a New York Times interview panel with her fellow The View co-hosts on January 8 in New York City.
"I'd love to do that show -- I am such a fan!" Shepard told In Touch during the panel. "Oh, my goodness! I am so in love with [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], but he's engaged! And Tony Dovolani's married! I mean, they're all freakin' taken! I just want to get a [paso doble] with somebody on that show!"
ABC is expected to announce the identities of the celebrities and professional dancers who will be participating in Dancing with the Stars' eighth season in February. Dancing with the Stars' eighth season will premiere with a two-hour performance episode on Monday, March 9 at 8PM ET/PT.