Bet on for fate of Dancing leg

An online gambling site is taking bets on whether Heather Mills' artificial leg will fall off during her upcoming appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

Mills, 39, the estranged wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, lost her left leg below the knee in a traffic accident in 1993. She is the first contestant on the hit ABC television show to compete with an artificial limb.

A week before Mills' March 19 debut, Antigua-based gaming site Bodog.com opened bets on whether her prosthetic leg would fly off during a dance routine--and made "no" a heavy favorite.

The site added that Mills' leg "must fall off, not be purposely taken off, during a dance routine for all 'Yes' wagers to be graded a win."

Mills, a former model, has been upfront about her unique challenge. "It's very very unlikely my leg's going to fly off even though it would be quite funny to knock one of the judges out," she told US celebrity TV show Extra last week.

"I'm hoping to show people that even with a prosthetic leg you can dance," Mills said.

Mills will be paired with professional dancer Jonathan Roberts on the dance contest show. Other celebrities in the season starting March 19 include female boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.

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I hate her. I just want her off the show asap, whether I can see her leg fly off or not.
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I will watch I would not bet on a thing like thst but i will watch to see if it happens
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People can run marathons in prosthetics. Vegas has a similiar bet going on. She'll be gone after the first voting anyway. She's got a big target on her back and apparently people are taking aim at it.
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Funny news story. Calm down, everybody, its not P.C gone mad.
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this is gross...
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Thats not funny in the least.
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This isn't just in bad taste. It's straight up pathetic. People who run that site should be ashamed of themselves.
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lol, I doubt the leg would fly across the room
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that is a weird thing to bet on '_'
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would be funny
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i hope it comes off i cant stand her :)
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How sad that people will actually be watching just to see if that happens. I'll definately be one of them but still, it's sad.
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