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Bobby Flay Will Not Dance With The Stars In L.A.

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Remember those rumors about Bobby Flay strapping on his dancing shoes for "Dancing with the Stars?" Sadly the rumors of the Food Network chef throwing down on the dance floor were just that. He announced at this past weekend's SOBE Food and Wine Fest that his twinkle toes will stay in the kitchen.

He tells Zagat:

I do like to dance but not on ABC. My daughter said it to me 'Dad it's the coolest show,' and I said to her here's the problem: it's flattering that the show of that magnitude would even ask me, but that show is so powerful that your dad is going to be known as that guy on Dancing with the Stars. Some guy came up to me and said I just want to tell you that I ate in your restaurant last night and it really inspired my son to want to be a chef. And I said to my daughter, that's exactly what I want to continue to be. So I'm telling these guys this story this morning and out of nowhere I hear this from Zakarian: "I would love to do Dancing With the Stars!"

Flay, of course, is referring to Geoffrey Zakarian, another food TV personality who was at the event. It remains to be seen if any of the chefs end up on the show. But we do think that there should be some sort of food festival dance-off at the next big to-do. Perhaps chef/DJ Hubert Keller could provide the tunes.