Which Major Politician Said No to ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

For Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the mirrorball trophy is no consolation prize. In the new issue of Us Weekly, a Dancing With the Stars source reveals producers asked the 69-year-old politician if she would be interested in strutting her stuff on season 24 of the ABC ballroom competition. Says the source: “She said no.”

Hillary Clinton campaigns in North Carolina with First Lady Michelle Obama in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Thursday October 27, 2016.
Hillary Clinton campaigns in North Carolina with first lady Michelle Obama in Winston-Salem, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Also voting no to weeks of sequins and sambas: former first lady Michelle Obama, who’s appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, and singer Ashlee Simpson.


Nick Viall
Nick Viall Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images

Despite a few snubs, producers are having no trouble completing the roster, says the show source. (The full list will be revealed on Good Morning America March 1.) One name near the top of the list: reality star Nick Viall. The former track star, 36, “is dying” to be the fourth Bachelor to bust a move in front of millions, says the source, adding, “it’s looking likely he’ll be on.”

Producers are rounding out the group “with a couple of movie stars who are showing interest,” says the show source. “They’re just trying to put together a good cast.”

No matter who’s competing, professional dancers Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are ready to go for mirrorball silver. The parents of 7-week-old son Shai admit in the new issue of Us Weekly that they share a healthy rivalry.

While Murgatroyd, 30, who nabbed her second trophy with model Nyle DiMarco last May, tells Us, “I want to defend my title,” her husband-to-be, 37, might stand in her way. “This season is special because of Peta coming back,” he says. “I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family.”

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