Bill Clinton, the former US president revealed on Rachel Ray show he rejected an “interesting” offer to appear on Dancing With The Stars show.
Bill Clinton, the 65 year-old politician, said he refused the offer because he couldn’t fit dance training into his busy schedule.
On today Rachael Ray show, Bill Clinton appeared tickled by the offer to join the celebrity cast of the hit television show.
The former president said that the thought of wearing sequins and stretch pants wasn’t appealing enough for him to drop his engagements and focus on the fox trot.
“I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it. You know you actually go out there and you train, you really work at it. So I had to pass. But I think it’s a hoot,” Clinton laughed.
Refusing the Dancing With The Stars producers offer came much to the dismay of his mother-in-law, who Bill Clinton said is a huge fan of the show.
“And I have a 92-year-old mother-in-law who watches it religiously and she knows much more about popular culture than Hillary and I do,” Bill Clinton said, referring to his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“She even knows more than her granddaughter, Chelsea, knows about popular culture. She thinks I would be really cool if I made it, but I had to pass,” former president said.
Bill Clinton said he is also a fan of the show – which will also see David Arquette, Chynna Phillips, soccer star Hope Solo, basketball player Ron Artest, actor JR Martinez, model Elisabetta Canalis, actress and talk show host Ricki Lake and reality stars Kristin Cavallari, Rob Kardashian and Carson Kressley competing for the title of America’s favourite celebrity dancer.
Bill Clinton added that ballroom dancing lessons could very well be in his near future.
“Just last night, Hillary said to me <<You know, when I’m not Secretary of State anymore, we should go take dancing lessons>>. So we’ll start with the tango.”