KIRSTIE Alley wants to hit the dance floor!
Insiders say the former Cheers star hopes chronicling her weight loss on the reality show Kirstie Alley’s Big Life will lead to her taking part on the smash hit US TV show Dancing with the Stars.
“Kirstie wants to lose weight for her health and well-being, but her big plan is to shed the pounds and then be named the headlining performer on Dancing with the Stars next year,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“She’s always been a huge fan of the show, and she’s been bragging for ages that as soon as she drops most of her excess weight, she’s going to launch a full-court press to be named a contestant.”
Kirstie — who ballooned to over 200 pounds over the past few years — is hoping to lose around 80 pounds, the insider said.
Kirstie Alley’s Big Life — which airs on A&E — follows the actress’ current weight-loss battle, and she’s already launched an organic weight-loss program called Organic Liaison.
“Kirstie’s hoping the network honchos will make a surprise announcement about her participation just before Dancing kicks off,” the pal added.
“Kirstie is a woman on a mission — body overhaul this season and Dancing with the Stars next year.”
Alley, 59, recently admitted she enjoyed piling on the pounds — but she’s now disgusted with herself for putting on so much weight.
“It was the greatest thing in the world getting fat,” she said earlier this month.
“Every meal out was an event. We’d go to Italy and have pasta, truffles and dessert and then plan the next incredible meal. It was a happy-go-lucky time. I never had so much fun.
“It was insane. I’m disgusted with myself! I let myself down and, worse than that, I let other people down. People were looking up to me for losing all that weight and then I went and got all chub on them.
“When we get fat, we fool ourselves with every kind of lie imaginable. By 2008, my weight started creeping up and I said, ‘Oh, I still look good at 150 [pounds]. I still look good at 155. I still look okay at 165. Some of my clothes still fit at 175. And nobody was saying ‘You’re fat.’ I was like a bank robber who was getting away with it.”
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