Melissa Rycroft: ‘Dancing’ Away Her ‘Bachelor’ Heartbreak

Melissa Rycroft isn’t down for the count just yet.

The reality lovely, who was famously dumped by Bachelor Jason Mesnick for the runner-up last week on national television after WINNING the show, will reportedly take the place of the ailing Nancy O’Dell on Dancing with the Stars.

People reports that Rycroft, despite only having a few days to rehearse, will dance on tonight’s premiere.

Access Hollywood’s O’Dell had to pull out on March 5 after injuring her knee.

Rycroft was given the heave-ho by fiance Mesnick on last week’s The Bachelor: After the Rose special in a move that the show’s creators swear wasn’t staged.

Melissa, understandably upset, referred to Mesnick as a “bastard” when she found out that she was being replaced by her defeated competition Molly Malaney.

DWTS’s new season hasn’t even begun yet, and the show has already had to replace two dancers.

Along with O’Dell, singer Jewel had to withdraw from the competition after also injuring her knee and will reportedly be replaced by Girl Next Door Holly Madison.