'Dancing with the Stars' looks to turn up the heat with potentially 'spicey' contestant
LOS ANGELES - "Dancing With the Stars" has an eye on Sean Spicer -- but the talks are so preliminary that it's too early to tell if the former White House press secretary will actually make his way to the dance floor.
"Right now just talking," a person close to the ABC show tells Variety of the prospect of Spicer joining the series. The insider stresses that there have been no firm discussions with Spicer regarding "Dancing With the Stars," saying, "Nothing beyond talking about casting. We're still so early in the process."
The insider explains it's so early in the casting process that there's "no one we're dying for right now."
With "DWTS" heading into its whopping 25th season, our source jokes, "Honestly [we're] running out of stars!"
Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary a week ago, after six months as the chief spokesperson for President Donald Trump's administration. Press deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elevated to press secretary.
A considerable amount of attention has been placed on Spicer's next move, given his highly-publicized -- and criticized -- six months in the White House.
Spicer's possible "DWTS" gig was first reported by Page Six, who adds Spicer has been taking meetings with major broadcasters to explore a new career in TV where he would "share his insider knowledge of President Trump."
Per usual, ABC had no comment regarding Spicer on "DWTS," as the network does not comment on casting rumors.