The producers of US TV contest Dancing With The Stars are convinced celebrity amputee Heather Mills has a real chance of winning the new season of the show - because she has a toughness her fellow contestants lack.
Even Mills' professional dancing partner, Jonathan Roberts, had preconceptions about what it would be like to dance with a one-legged woman, but now he feels Mills could surprise fans of the show.
Just two weeks after The Sopranos tough guy Vincent Pastore quit the TV talent show because dancing lessons were too gruelling, Roberts and producers insist Mills, an animal rights and peace activist, might just have what it takes to be a winner.
Mills, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, says, "The people involved in the show are saying, 'It's not dramatic enough. You're not breaking down like most of the contestants do at this point.'
"I said, 'My life is war zones and animal rights - things that are really devastating. This is just fun.'"