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Rick Perry Joins Dancing With The Stars Cast

Yes, you read that right.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis August 30, 2016

If at first you don't succeed at two presidential nominations, try Dancing With The Stars.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will put on his dancing shoes for ABC's 23rd season of the reality competition show. Perry joins the stage with rapper Vanilla Ice, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Olympians Laurie Hernandez and—insert eye roll here—Ryan Lochte. 

This isn't the first time a Texas elected official has joined the cast. In 2009, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay partnered with Cheryl Burke in Season 9, but exited the show due to stress fractures in his feet.

Tune in to the premiere on Monday, Sept 12 on ABC to see Perry's cowboy boots scuff the stage.

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