GabbyWindy has Rachel Recchia to credit for her Dancing With the Stars gig. Robert Mills, Senior Vice-President, Alternative Series & Late-Night Programming,

ABC Entertainment discussed how Julia Cunningham's Bachelorette Recap revealed that the pilot pushed for her coed to participate on Dancing With the Stars.

Robert stated that Gabby is on the show and that this is God's truth. She's on because of Rachel. "When Rachel and I were having dinner at CMA Fest Nashville in June,

Rachel told us that Gabby should be on Dancing With the Stars. This is her dream. She would be amazing. Please, put her on.

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Robert stated that Gabby was not in our thoughts for Dancing With the Stars, despite the fact that Gabby was a former Denver Broncos cheerleader.

He added, "For whatever reason, she wasn’t really on our radar]". "And then, I was like, "Why didn't you think of Gabby?"

Gabby, who was just announced as a 31 DWTS competitor alongside Selma Blair and Teresa Giudice, is not the first Bachelor Nation star to compete for the mirrorball trophy.

Melissa Rycroft, Trista Smith, Jake Pavelka and Matt James all took spins around the ballroom.

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He was on the show this evening and not apologizing not just to me, but also to Gabby as well, is an ode to his persona and the person he is.

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