How did we not know this?!
Each season, the Dancing With the Stars producers set out to recruit 12 celebrities to appear on the hit reality show — but, there is always a slew of famous faces who have turned down the opportunity!
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In the past, stars including Demi Moore, Lance Armstrong, Martha Stewart, and more have interestingly passed on the chance to twirl around the dance floor and compete to win the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Why don't they want to be on the show, you ask? Lots of different reasons!
Some celebs claim they're "embarrassed" to be on the program. Others' calendars are far too busy to accommodate the long-running series' grueling rehearsal and taping schedule. And a few stars, frankly, just aren't interested in ever being on the reality show.
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"I've been asked a few times, but my response to that is that I am an actor, not a dancer," former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen once said of being asked to join Dancing With the Stars. "I think I would rather be one of those [shows when I'm] 50 and above and going back to get into shape. They can ask me then."
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay similarly once turned down the opportunity because he didn't want to "be known as that guy on Dancing with the Stars." Kind of harsh, no?
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Over the years, DWTS has managed to attract lots of big names including Kelly Monaco, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brooke Burke Charvet, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Deen, and more. And, thanks to them, we'll keep watching each season!
Check out the gallery to see more stars who've passed on the chance to be on Dancing With the Stars!
The actress has appeared on the show several times — her eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, previously competed on Season 20 and won! Rumors then swirled Demi was joining the show for Season 21, but she reportedly declined the offer.