tori spelling dancing with the stars gi 'Dancing with the Stars': Tori Spelling wants to compete in Season 18

“Dancing with the Stars” may be over for Season 17, but Tori Spelling is ready to throw on her dancing shoes for “DWTS” Season 18. Could this be the first celebrity name for spring 2014?

The “Tori & Dean” and “Beverly Hills 90210” star has already reached out to producers to express her interest, a source reported to Radar Online. Tori has now decided to make herself available and wants to appear on the upcoming season which is scheduled to begin in March 2014,” that source explained.

Why is Spelling so desperate to get covered in sequins and spray tan? There seem to be two reasons. One is to change the public’s perception of her. “The main reason Tori wants to go on is to rehab her image in the aftermath of the fallout from her book,” the informative insider shared. “She doesn’t want the public to think she goes around picking on Katie Holmes and Martha Stewart.” Spelling’s recent book, “Spelling It Like It Is,” had less than complimentary things to say about those tabloid-friendly stars.

Apparently, Tori Spelling’s other motivation is a financial one. “It’s no secret that Tori is experiencing some major financial hardships,” the source said. Money from her book and reality-show endeavors does not seem to be sufficient for a mother of four children.

Since Spelling is exactly the sort of celebrity “Dancing with the Stars” usually loves, there is a good chance that audiences will see her dancing in the spring.

Posted by:Laurel Brown