Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is on Dancing with the Stars, as you might have heard… and a lot of America was NOT so happy about the idea. Even host Tom Bergeron expressed his dislike with the casting of the former Trump toadie.
On the season premiere last night, Spicer’s segment didn’t come until the end of the second hour and, SURPRISE! –it WASN’T worth waiting for.
In the intro, Spicer said,
“I was Donald Trump’s first White House press secretary. There’s no question my time in the White House was tumultuous.”
Spicer further embarrassed himself (as if working in the White House wasn’t enough) by bringing up the message on Twitter that Trump put out congratulating him,
“It’s nice to have the leader of the free world on your side when it comes to getting votes.”
Spicer was paired up with poor Lindsay Arnold, who described her partner as dancing at a
He definitely isn’t natural at it.”
Spicer came out looking manic, like an exhumed Peter Allen, banged around on some bongos, shimmied and twirled to Spice Up Your Life, and finished it all off with a big knee slide and tons of streamers.
At the critique one of the judges asked,
“What were you doing there? It’s like you were being attacked by a swarm of wasps… [that was] strangely entertaining.”
Another said, what judges ALWAYS say when reviewing a train-wreck performance,
“You were off-beat most of the dance… but you had fun!”
The team got a score of 12 out of 30, barely beating Lamar Odom with 11.
Spicer will reportedly earn $125,000 for appearing on the show, which might be a year’s salary in his former job. Gotta give it to him though, the man has found yet ANOTHER humiliating way to make money.
It’s probably not the worst dance routine you’ve ever seen but it IS embarrassing in a “drunk uncle at a wedding reception” kind of way. One good thing; it’s mercifully short.
Watch. If you dare.
(Photo, screen grab; via The Daily Beast)