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'Dancing With the Stars'

Andy Dick Joins Cast

Riskiest Choice Ever?

2/25/2013 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Dancing with the Stars" producers are taking a HUUUGE gamble, because they just signed Andy Dick to join the cast ... a notorious loose cannon whose last stint in TV was "Celebrity Rehab."

Sources close to the production tell us ... Andy was on the set today ... along with Lisa Vanderpump, and D.L. Hughley (who are also believed to have signed contracts to compete on the show).

We're told Andy has been paired up with one of the new dancers ... and one connected source tells us, "He's more for comedy ... nobody expects much from him."

Still, one source insists Andy is taking the competition very seriously and wants to prove that he's for real.

Andy's a risky cast choice for LIVE TV -- to say the least -- considering the troubled actor's been in and out of rehab, has been arrested a whole bunch of times ... and has a reputation for being unpredictable.

As TMZ previously reported ... Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Jacoby Jones, Sean Lowe and Victor Ortiz have already signed on.

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31.

Bella    

Whatever......

572 days ago
32.

Nobrows    

Why does this guy have a career? He's not funny, never has been, and is just a hot mess. Stop feeding this idiot. The show was fun at first, but it has outlived its appeal.

572 days ago
33.

Stephanie    

I wonder who will make it farther, Andy Dick or Aly Raisman? The problem is that they always have 1 or 2 contestants that have far more potential than the rest - usually athletes. Aly Raisman is most likely going to win....so what's the point in watching? They should choose people who have next to no dancing know-how and/or athleticism, to make it more of a balanced competition and less of a predictable outcome.

572 days ago
34.

TNastyFunktown    

Of all the possible candidates of this show: Andy Dick? He is such a creep. I wonder how many episodes in he will be before he gets trashed and exposes himself to the audience.

572 days ago
35.

sophiastormy    

This show is nothing but a joke. This show needs to be cancelled..

572 days ago
36.

fujimo    

another reason not to watch that show

572 days ago
37.

TJ    

So, again, they couldn't get any stars for Dancing with the Stars.

572 days ago
38.

t    

this season should be called "Dancing with the Trainwrecks" DL Hughley...Really? heard Linds Lohan turned them down...that would have made two cokeheads, her and Dick on the show...come on out and dance while youre coked up...

572 days ago
39.

susan may    

Are they for real

572 days ago
40.

Jules Destaing    

RIP - Phil Hartman...............you would be alive today.......if it wasn't for Andy Dick.

572 days ago
41.

derpy derp    

Gee I wonder if the gymnastic's girl will win....

derrrr, derrrp.

572 days ago
42.

Elisha     

Well then don't bitch and get all up in arms when he's does coke and says some crazy ish on tv. like every a-hole did with Seth McFarland hosting the oscars (what did you think he was going to do watch a family guy episode lighten up a-holes )you hire them and are surprised when they do what you paid them do to do damned if you do damned if you don't

571 days ago
43.

snowboardchick    

Well when he grabs his dance partners boob and then falls off the stage I sure hope I'm watching that night

571 days ago
44.

The Big Bowowski    

Honey Boo Boo's got go go juice, Andy Dick' got go go blow. He's gonna bump that junk before he goes on and watch him go go go so fast, the hardwood floor's gonna start smoking...lol

571 days ago
45.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Not that i watch this crap but he'll be fired in a couple months for lewd behavior.

571 days ago
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