Former press secretary Sean Spicer may find himself in front of the cameras again, but a little sweatier this time.
Spicer would find himself as the newest star on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars according to an insider. This is quite a turn in events.
The former White House press secretary is apparently being pursued by the hit TV show. “That has legs,” said the source of the rumors.
This would not be unprecedented territory: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was famously on the show in 2016. (His dancing was sub-par; he was just the second contestant booted from the competition.) And it didn’t even kill his political life! Perry is currently a Trump cabinet member, serving as the United States Secretary of Energy.
We do not have a confirmation yet, as ABC has not given an answer to the murmurs. They said, “We don’t comment on casting.” Spicer also refused to give us any insight. He said he has “no comment.”
Nor did Spicer, telling Page Six he had “no comment” on the matter.
But the former press secretary has a slew of other options in sight, allegedly being courted by major news networks, such as Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS, presumably hoping to air some insider details on the black hole of media: President Trump.
So will Spicer take up a real job? Or will he ride the coattails of his former employment? I have even heard rumors of a “tell all” book. Perhaps he will feature on the show, dance his fanny off, and then sink into the past. Who knows.
Page Six reported, “A source told us some news execs ‘made the full-court press’ as they competed to woo the high-profile spokesman — who brought in solid ratings and plenty of late-night fodder — while others ‘just kicked the tires.”
Spicer left the Trump Administration after financier Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director, much to the displeasure of the then-press secretary.
“He’s done an amazing job,” said the slick New Yorker of Spicer on his first day on the job. “I wish him well and I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money.”
Scarramucci appears to be doing fantastic in his short few days in the administration already. Maybe Spicer should have stayed and worked with him. I wonder if he regrets it yet.