Todd Palin is in talks to appear in Dancing With The Stars.

The champion snowmobiler - who is married to US politician Sarah Palin - is reportedly hoping to follow in the footsteps of his 20-year-old daughter Bristol and compete in the celebrity dancing show, after allegedly turning down the series earlier this year.

A source told E! News: "They want him Big Time. They'd love Sarah herself, but that will never happen, so why not dad?"

Bristol - who was partnered with professional dancer Mark Ballas in this year's show - was one of the surprise 'Dancing with the Stars' finalists last month.

Despite receiving consistently low scores from the judging panel - Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba - the young star eventually came in third place.

However, according to fellow contestant Margaret Cho, Bristol's mother forced her into take part in 'Dancing with the Stars' in the first place.

She wrote on her blog: "I heard from someone who really should know ... that the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it."