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It's Bristol, Bitch: Bristol Palin Returns to 'DWTS' as All-Star Castmember

Bristol Palin with Eileen Davidson (L) and Marcy Rylan (R) (Helga Esteb /
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For those of you who hoped that Bristol Palin would fade quietly into the oblivion of the Alaskan landscape now that she's returned home to Wasilla, we bring bad tidings: the 21-year-old single mom will be back on "Dancing With The Stars" as a castmember on the show's upcoming All-Star season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the announcement was made on Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, a full two months ahead of the show's slated premiere.

Palin will share the stage with such "Dancing" luminaries as Pamela Anderson, Kirstie Alley and Melissa Rycroft.

In season 11 of the show, which aired in late 2010, Palin was a second runner-up. Speculation abounded at the time that a massive pro-Sarah Palin camp was skewing audience votes to keep her on the show, since she repeatedly got low scores from the judges.

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Only time will tell if they return as strongly this year.