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Besides Dan Quayle, Who Else Would Make an Entertaining DWTS Contestant?


One of the things I like most about Dancing With the Stars is that it's not quite as humiliating as certain other celebrity (or, "celebrity") competition shows. It has a big audience, for one thing, and in general, it's a light-hearted, good-humored kind of show, as opposed to being slightly sad and uncomfortable to watch.

Also, the show gets some pretty funny people to participate, and I'm always impressed with the celebs that are game for learning these dances and dressing in hilarious outfits. The latest rumored contestant from a definitively non-sequin-costumed world? Our former Vice President, Dan Quayle. He's rumored to be one of the possible next contestants, but we won't know for certain until the announcement on Good Morning America.

In the acting world, I think it would be very funny to see some dramatic actors take the DWTS stage, like Michael Emerson (a.k.a. the creeptastic Ben) from Lost, or perhaps the not totally dramatic James Spader. Some of the most interesting contestants to watch on the show have been athletes, like NFL's Man of the Year Jason Taylor and, of course, Kristi Yamaguchi. The politician angle with Quayle brings the hilarity to a whole new level. What other politicos would you like to see bumble and two-step their way through a season of DWTS?

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Chuy should be on it! (To go along with what Chelsea said last night.)
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I think it would be great to have Kelly Ripa on there. And as for men, I think someone like Anderson Cooper could be fun.
lesley1216 lesley1216 7 years
I would really love Chelsea Handler to be on it...
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 7 years
I have no clue who to recommend anymore...they seem to pick the most outlandish people (excluding Kristi Yamaguchi, Jason taylor, Mario Lopez, and Joey Fatone). Just no more Marie osmonds or Billy Ray Cyrus or Kenny Mayne types please! However, I think William Shatner would be hilarious to watch. Maybe another soap hunk or two for the eye candy....Steve Burton or Maurice Benard would do just fine, as would Greg Vaughn. How about Holly Marie Combs!
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