Clinton turned down TV dance show offer

22 Sep 2011


Former US president Bill Clinton introduces US President Barack Obama at the Clinton Global Initiative September 21, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City. - AFP Photo


LOS ANGELES: Former US president Bill Clinton was invited to take part in smash US television show “Dancing With the Stars,” but turned the offer down because he didn't have the time, he said.

Clinton said however that he and his wife Hillary, now the top US diplomat, had promised themselves to do more dancing after she leaves office.

“This is interesting – actually they contacted me once about this,” Clinton said, when asked about the dance show during an appearance on “The Rachel Ray Show.”

“And I told them I didn't have the time to train for it. You know, you actually go out there and train – you really work at it,” he added.

But he continued: “Just last night Hillary said to me, 'You know, when I'm not secretary of state anymore, we should go take dancing lessons.' So we'll start with the tango.”

Others who have taken up a “Dancing with the Stars” offer include Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, who had a good run last year, while stars this year have included singer Cher's daughter-turned-son Chaz Bono.