ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” stirred up controversy with today’s revelation of the cast for the upcoming 28th season of the show. Along with the more predictable choices — supermodel Christie Brinkley, “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, former NBA star Lamar Odom — the list includes Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary under Donald Trump.
One interested observer who appears to be less than enthused about the selection, which seems likely to inject political overtones into the competition, is the show’s host, Tom Bergeron.
Bergeron sent out a tweet indicating he tried to convince producers to avoid politics when casting the lineup for the new season, and lamenting that “a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction.'”
Bergeron noted that the producers have the power, writing, “We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call.” You can click here to read his tweet in full.
Click here to see the full cast lineup announced by ABC, including the celebrities and the pro dancers.
Here’s a clip of the “cast reveal” from today’s “Good Morning America” …