Sean Spicer (kind of) got physical with Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron after backlash. The two were said to have had a meeting of the minds during an altercation in the hallway.
Spicer, who served as White House press secretary until his resignation in July of 2017, was a controversial choice for casting in the newest season of Dancing with the Stars. Still, he remained on the show - even getting support from co-star Karamo Brown, who eventually left Twitter due to the backlash he received. Even through all of this, Spicer is committed to competing with his dance partner, Lindsay Arnold, even gushing after the first dance that President Trump tweeted him.
Spicer has not had an easy time adjusting to the Dancing With The Stars routine, and it is not just the dance moves that have the former press secretary worried. In a recent interview with Us Weekly, he announced that his goal was to try and put the backlash behind him and just perform, trying to have the best time he could. On September 16, Spicer said in a premiere interview that it's a free country, and fans can choose to like him or not. He ended the statement saying whatever the fans decide would not affect him; he was going to have a good time regardless. Spicer and Bergeron - who had criticized Spicer's casting - had only met one time when they crossed paths in the hallway. Spicer said he accidentally bumped into him, as it was a quick pass by, not even getting the chance to say hello.
In August, ABC announced the new cast, and Spicer’s name resulted in mixed opinions. Fans and stars alike voiced their negative opinions on Spicer’s casting; even host Bergeron said that he had hoped this season would be a "joyful respite" from the political environment and free from any party associations. The host continued to say that he was blindsided by the producers when Spicer was officially cast. However, Spicer said he had the same hopes, that there is no need for politics to be on the show. The communications director also said that, by the end of the show, he hopes all the participants can look back and say that it was a good opportunity to bring people together, no matter what their political beliefs may be.
The former press secretary seems to have kept a good attitude about all the heat he has been receiving lately. His goal is to make it through as many weeks as possible, showing that even though he may not be the most popular participant, he has more to him than his last job description.
Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8pm EST on ABC.
Source: Us Weekly