Who Has Turned Down ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Lately? A Former Monkee and One of the Co-Hosts of ‘The View’

Aug 1, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View revealed that she was aggressively pursued to be a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" but turned down the offer, reports TMZ.com. A former member of the 1960s pop group the Monkees also said he took a pass on the dance competition.

Sherri Shepherd, a comedian and actress in addition to her hosting gig on "The View," decided she didn’t have time for the reality dance competition. She will be getting married at the end of the summer, during a break from "The View," and she had too much on her plate to perform on the new season of the show.

Meanwhile, former Monkees singer and actor Davy Jones also turned down the show, reports The Washington Post.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote the PBS special "60s Pop Rock: My Music," Jones told the media gathering, “There was a phone call a couple days ago to go on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ you know? If they would have called me three years ago I would have said ‘yes.’ … What am I dancing against — a boxer and a baseball player? Do you know what I mean? I’m a song and dance man, you know?"

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