Juan Pablo Attends Dancing with the Stars Despite Being Snubbed by ABC When He Wanted a Spot on the Show

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Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell went to DWTS. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Juan Pablo is back on ABC! The most controversial Bachelor ever returned to the network on Monday, April 29, to watch a taping of Dancing with the Stars with his girlfriend Nikki Ferrell

Juan Pablo Galavis, who first appeared on Desiree Hartsock's season of The Bachelorette, was once promoted by ABC in such a major way that the network renamed January as "Juanary" to mark the premiere of his season of The Bachelor

Fast-forward to months later, when Galavis, 32, made shocking headline-making comments about the LGBTQ community, and angered one of his final three contestants Andi Dorfman to the point that she walked off the show. Following a tension-filled reunion show where Galavis and host Chris Harrison butted heads, leaders at ABC have seemingly been trying to distance the network from Galavis.

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The former soccer player reportedly expressed interest in participating in the latest season of DWTS, which also airs on ABC, but was denied the opportunity. 

Galavis attended the Latin night of the dance competition with Ferrell, who won the face-off for the bachelor's heart. "Picked up a few moves from Latin night on #DWTS," Ferrell, 26, tweeted about her evening. "Thank you @DancingABC for having @JuanPaGalavis and I!"

Galavis extended his own olive branch to ABC as well, thanking the network's show for the invitation, tweeting, "Had a BLAST tonight with @Nikki_Ferrell, THANKS to @DancingABC for the INVITATION… #SuperbShow"

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