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Sean Spicer Tapped For 'Dancing With The Stars?' (Photos)

Sean Spicer Tapped For 'Dancing With The Stars?' (Photos) Promo Image

"Dancing With The Stars" is reportedly after President Donald Trump's former press secretary, Sean Spicer.

The dance competition show features celebrities partnering with professional ballroom dancers and competing against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner, as explained by IMDb.

When Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on July 21, the amusing headline of The Guardian read: "Sean Spicer quits and the world loses another reality TV celebrity."

Spicer's flamboyant style, combative intensity and penchant for puzzling commentary made him perhaps the most recognizable press secretary in history.

Sketches on comedy show "Saturday Night Live" featured comedian Melissa McCarthy parodying Spicer, raising the press secretary's profile.

His tenure began in dramatic fashion, with him vigorously contradicting reports of the historically low attendance of Trump's inauguration. “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period -- both in person and around the globe.”

In April, he made the mistake of comparing German dictator Adolf Hitler favorably to someone -- Syrian President Bashar Assad -- and incorrectly stating that the Nazis "didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons." And when he attempted to correct the factual error, he referred to Nazi extermination camps as "Holocaust centers."

He eventually apologized for the "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison.

But Spicer's career as a reality TV celebrity might not be over.

A "TV insider confirmed ... that the dancing competition show has indeed reached out to the Beltway insider," reported Page Six, and Politico backed up the report with two sources of its own, reports

Spicer and ABC declined to comment. ABC did promise "even more sizzling salsas, sambas and spray-tans as a brand new cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars returns for Season 25!"

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The show's website continues: "Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back to guide us through this exciting new season along with your favorite judges. Of course, it's still all about the fans who ultimately help determine which teams make the cut each week with their votes during the biggest dance party on the planet!"

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former governor of Texas, danced with the stars during the 2016 season, as The Texas Tribune reported at the time.   

Perry was eliminated by his dancing rival Vanilla Ice in September, but returned for the season finale, joining the rapper for his 1991 hit "Ice Ice Baby."

Sources:, The Guardian, IMDb, The Texas Tribune, ABC News / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons, IMDb, The Texas Tribune

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