Stallone turned down DWTS invite
Published 02/09/2010 | 09:48
Sylvester Stallone turned down an invite to appear on Dancing With The Stars, according to reports.
The Expendables star was approached to take part in the 11th series of the dance show - the US version of Strictly Come Dancing - but decided not to strut his stuff, an unnamed source told The Hollywood Reporter.
Other celebrities who passed on their invitations include entrepreneur Richard Branson, actor Tim Allen, former US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, actress Kirstie Alley and Community actor Joel McHale.
Among the names participating in the upcoming season are David Hasselhoff, The Hills' Audrina Patridge, Michael Bolton, Brandy and Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey.
"We've approached a lot of people over the years. People say no for a variety of reasons. Some people like the show but think they suck at dancing. It's a lot easier to say no than it is to say yes," executive producer Conrad Green said.
"Every season you move things forward.
"When we first started, there weren't many reality shows, now there are a billion of them. Everyone interesting to watch has either had a reality show or been approached for one. Those are the people buzzed about, and they are the same people that will make our show compelling to watch," he said.
:: Dancing With The Stars will air exclusively on Watch in the UK from September 23 at 9pm.