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Playboy Playmate Holly Madison has her ex Hugh Hefner to thank for landing her a last minute spot on U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars - after he put in a call to TV bosses.
Newlywed singer Jewel was forced to pull out of the show on Thursday (05Mar09) after learning she has a fractured tibia in both legs - and Madison has been recruited to step in in her place.
And Hefner admits he "made the arrangements" for his former lover's dreams to come true.
He tells E! Online blogger Marc Malkin, "It's a show she's wanted to be on for a long time. I'm delighted. It's all good stuff."
And Jewel has offered some words of advice to Madison as she prepares to take to the dancefloor when the programme makes its U.S. premiere on Monday (09Mar09): "Listen to your dance partner, dont have an attitude and pace yourself."