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Was Bill Clinton Asked to Be on 'Dancing With the Stars'?

Clinton in 2005 (Photo by Anthony Correia via Shutterstock)
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Were you one of the millions who tuned in to the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" last night? If you passed on seeing how Charlie Sheen's character passed away on "Two and a Half Men" in favor of seeing talent like Ricki Lake, Metta World Peace, and Chaz Bono take to the dance floor, you might not have known that there was one well-known would-be hoofer who had to say no to being on the show. That guy? Former President Bill Clinton.E! Online confirms the rumor, citing Clinton's appearance on the Rachael Ray Show when the politician discussed having to decline the "Dancing" offer.

"I told them I didn't have the time to train for it…so I had to pass," said Clinton of having been asked to join the cast.

Clinton then confessed, he's yearning to learn how to tango. Added Clinton: "Just last night, Hillary said to me, 'You know, when I'm not secretary of state anymore, we should take dancing lessons.' So we'll start with the tango."

Does anyone else spy a new reality show here? "Dancing With the Clintons"?