Demi Moore, Lance Armstrong, and More Celebs Who Turned Down ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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!

In the past, stars including Demi MooreLance 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.

“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.”

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