The Two-Time Mirrorball Champion Also Hints That The New Season Will Offer A Somewhat Lighter Competition, Saying, ‘You Could Chill On Your Couch With Your Family’ And ‘Watch A Wholesome, Beautiful, Lighthearted Show.’
When it was announced that Sean Spicer was among the celebrities competing in upcoming season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars”, it caused controversy among fans. And now, one of the pros revealed his reaction when he found out about he casting of the former White House press secretary.
Val Chmerkovskiy shares to Us Weekly that his reaction was, “Holy s**t! Sean Spicer’s on the show!” The two-time mirrorball champ goes on saying, “Bro, you’re not going to believe this, we got Sean.”
“But we also got Ray Lewis and we also got Lamar Odom. As a fan of sports, those are the names that I was really proud to kind of share the bill with,” Val continues. The “I’ll Never Change My Name” author also notes that the dancing competition show is “just trying to have a good time, unlike a lot of television out there that’s hijacked by the political conversation.”
Val also hints that the new season will offer a somewhat lighter competition. “For those two hours on a Monday night at 8 P.M., you could chill on your couch with your family, three generations coming together and just watch a wholesome, beautiful, lighthearted show,” he says. “And that’s what I’m proud to be a part of.”
Upon the cast announcement, fans trended #BoycottDWTS on Twitter as their reaction against Sean’s casting. “Won’t watch @ABCNetwork anymore…why would they give a platform to this lying, sycophantic apologist for the rapist racist in the White House?” a disappointed fan wrote on the blue bird app. One other added, “I see that you have added Sean Spicer to the next season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ You are supposed to have stars on the show, it’s not ‘Dancing with the Nazis.’ ”
Other cast members included “The Bachelorette” lead Hannah Brown and James Van Der Beek. Season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres September 16 on ABC.