Remember when Sean Spicer made a sudden surprise appearance at the Golden Globes two years ago when President Trump-hating late night comic Stephen Colbert was hosting the ceremony?
The room erupted in shock and awe at the moment Hollywood elitists saw the former White House Press Secretary took the stage – allegedly just what Colbert and his team expected. He’s not welcome there obviously.
And now Sean Spicer’s next venture is on this popular Hollywood reality show, much to everyone’s dismay.
When Spicer made a “friendly” cameo at the Golden Globes in September 2017, one person who was furious to see him there was Melissa McCarthy who famously portrayed Spicer on Saturday Night Live during Spicer’s brief tenure in the White House.
The look on her face was of disgust and annoyance.
But Spicer is coming back to Hollywood in a big way.
There’s a running joke in Hollywood that there are some television shows like “Dancing With the Stars” where careers go to die.
Dave Chappelle famously returned to standup comedy in 2017 with three different new specials and the first one entitled “The Age of Spin” the comedian joked about him being on “Dancing with the Stars.”
After candidly discussing his absence from the industry for nearly a decade, Chappelle said, “Yeah. Yeah, it was a tough time. And I wanted to give up sometimes. I almost did give up, but then, right before I gave up, I decided not to. But I made the call. They answered the phone. ‘Hello? Dancing with the Stars.’ I said, ‘Not yet. Not yet.’ Yeah. If you see me on that sh-t, it’s over. Trust me. My spirit is broken. If you see me waiting for them judges… getting critiqued on my cha-cha.”
Sean Spicer definitely fits that mold because now he’s joined the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”
The reveal of the new cast happened on Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America” and features, Christie Brinkley, “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown, country singer Lauren Alaina, “Dawson’s Creek” star James Van Der Beek, NFL legend Ray Lewis, former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, NBA star and Khloe Kardashian ex-husband Lamar Odom, “Kenan and Kel” star Kel Mitchell, former Supremes singer Mary Wilson, “The Office” star Kate Flannery, and of course, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Host Tom Bergeron said some changes will come to the upcoming competition, noting, “Some of our pros don’t know who they’re dancing with this season.”
Bergeron said the partnerships will be announced to the public on the season premiere.
A source told Page Six this week that producers begged Brinkley to appear on the popular reality show for the past 15 years and she finally agreed.
Spicer said he was kicked out of his high school band because he had “the sense of beat of a steamroller,” but promises to “work really, really, really hard” to win.
The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.