Paula Deen could make a comeback on Dancing with the Stars, according to pro Cheryl Burke.

"I think you'd probably see a different side of her and I think she would be a great addition to the cast," Burke told ET Canada of the embattled celebrity chef.

"I think coming on something light and fun would be something good for her.

Deen has found herself in the center of controversy due to a recent acknowledgement that she's used racial slurs in the past.

Burke also touched upon rumors Dancing with the Stars may be changing up its judging panel -- Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman -- for the upcoming seventeenth season. According to a recent The New York Post report, Tonioli will most likely be the only judge returning.

"I don't really know exactly what's going to happen with the judges but I love all three of those judges. I think it would be great to have a guest judge come in every single week," Burke explained.

Burke told Parade magazine in May she'll compete on Dancing with the Stars as long as she's welcome in light of rumors she, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas are all leaving the show.