Sorry, fans of politically charged dancing -- Ann Romney, wife of former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- will not appear as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
According to TMZ
, Romney had been approached by producers from the dance show who wanted her to appear in the upcoming season 16 of the series. But it was not to be.
A representative for the political wife explained the situation as follows: "Ann Romney was approached, but she declined. She will not be appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars.'"
While someone like Mrs. Romney may seem like a long shot for a show like DWTS
, she was apparently very interested initially. Producers got the idea to approach her after Romney showed up to watch the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars
finale live last fall.
There is no report about why Ann Romney would or would not be interested in Dancing with the Stars
. She has suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1998, but reports indicate that she has mostly been able to live without serious impediment from the disease. It is more likely that Romney does not have any interest in following the likes of Bristol Palin into reality TV notoriety. And it's not like the Romneys need the money or anything.
Who else might be showing up to dance next season? Reports have given the names of Emily Maynard (The Bachelorette
), Ryan Lochte (the Olympic swimmer), actor Pee Wee Herman, and Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Weiber and Kayla Maroney.Dancing with the Stars
season 16 is expected to premiere this spring, on March 18. Who do you want to see on the cast for the upcoming season? Can you think of another good political pick? Do you like it when shows like DWTS
cast politicians and other non-TV celebrities? Let us know what you think in the comments section below! (Images courtesy of ABC)