'Dancer-in-Chief': Bill Clinton on 'Dancing With the Stars'?


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And you thought Chaz Bono was Dancing With the Stars‘ most surprising casting choice ever. Not so! Former POTUS Bill Clinton told Rachael Ray yesterday that he had been approached to be on the ballroom dancing show. “They contacted me once about this,” he admitted. “I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it … so I had to pass.” Still, Clinton admitted an affinity for ballroom. He confessed, “I would like to master the tango,” adding, “Just last night, Hillary said to me, ‘You know, when I’m not secretary of state anymore, we should take dancing lessons.’ So we’ll start with the tango.” Watch the clip below.

Judging from this clip, the Clintons have the basics down. Personally, I’d love to see this happen just for Bruno’s deliciously naughty presidential innuendos, but what do you think, PopWatchers? It’s not unheard of. British politicians have made a habit of strutting their stuff on England’s Strictly Come Dancing, and former Texas pol Tom DeLay gave DWTS a shot. But would the former leader of the Free World be a commanding presence on the dance floor? Or would the dreaded quickstep be his choreographic Bay of Pigs? Who do you think would be Bill’s ideal partner? And how long do you think they’d wait before trotting out cigars and saxophones as props?

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  • Clint Northwood

    When the contestant list reads: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Kirsten Dunst & Kate Beckinsale…THEN they can call it Dancing with the “Stars”!
    Bring on Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Ellen Degeneres..
    THOSE are stars!

    • sunny

      kirsten dunst??

      • candacetx

        ^ you took the words right outta my mouth

      • kate middleton

        LOL – Kirsten Dunst? That is hilarious.

    • amy

      Most of the people u mentioned are busy making movies or tv shows. Usually the contestants on DWTS are people who haven’t worked in awhile or have nothing else to do! JMO!!!

  • hello

    I’m glad he said no.

    • Scobes

      As awesome as it would have been to see him on DWTS, I’m glad he didn’t do it. It’s a bit underneath a President’­s stature. I’m still mad he didn’t do 30 Rock! Could have been hilarious.

  • Suze

    It would have been fun to see him on the show, but I would have felt sorry for his assigned partner. You KNOW there would have been rumors about them!! LOL

  • Stormy

    I’d love to see Slick Willy on DWTS. The guy is a Rock Star! Others I’d like to see would be: Hugh Jackman, Jon Bon Jovi, Cher, Michael Weatherly, Lauren Graham, Poppy Montgomery, Ryan Seacrest [paired with Julianne Hough of course], Jennifer Hudson, Nathan Fillion and Stana Kattic.

  • GinaBallerina

    I’ll bet he didn’t turn it down before first asking who his partner would be. ; )

  • shef

    He’d probably win the whole thing by default. Except for Len, the judges would probably be too intimidated to give him low scores if he wasn’t that good.

    • Scobes

      Remember Bristol? Even Len would have had a blind spot for someone like Clinton.

      • shef

        I skipped the season the Bristol was on. I’m very glad I did.

  • Regina George

    Pippa Middleton, please do Dancing With the Stars!

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