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04/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spurned "Bachelor" Fiancee Melissa To Join "Dancing With The Stars"

Jilted by Jason Mesnick on the season finale of The Bachelor, Melissa Rycroft will rebound nicely -- on Dancing With the Stars, PEOPLE has learned.

Rycroft, 25, is to fill the slot vacated by Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell, who had to withdraw from the competition on March 5 due to a knee injury. According to a source close to the production, the Dallas beauty, who has had only days to rehearse, is expected to perform live on Dancing's Monday premiere.

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