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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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46.

CrimsonLove81    

I hope he isn't immediately booted off just because of his reputation. Yes he's crude and unpredictable but he deserves a chance. People turn over new leaves all the time but it's a lot harder when the worlds watching and judging you. Only time will tell woth this one but I'm rooting for him!

419 days ago
47.

NOT ELMO    

Andy Dick is a Big Star..............in His Mind

419 days ago
48.

smurfya    

Maybe Jon lovitz will rush the stage and give him another well deserved beat down.

419 days ago
49.

Harvey's Gerbil    

That'll end well....

419 days ago
50.

TEAM LAMMY    

This will fail. Train wreck! Maybe that's what they want. We seen his show at comedy club and he couldn't even finish . They pull him off and ran him out the club.

419 days ago
51.

DaveT    

Maybe they're going for the reality TV fights drama crowd....'cause John Lovitz might show up and kick Andy's ass again :D

419 days ago
52.

sid    

Be careful Lisa, don't break a hip.

419 days ago
53.

ohreally    

I guess DWTS aren't too familiar with a little failed club called "pLace"

419 days ago
54.

lolurdumb    

These people are celebrities? I mean wyonna yes n dl hughley yes but who r the other people?

419 days ago
55.

Shannon     

Andy Dick was just on an eposide of "Two Broke Girls" as a crazy puppetter,

419 days ago
56.

sarah    

I can wait to see my men D,l hughley love him he is so fun men.!!

419 days ago
57.

John    

i do not think it will be a good line-up this season

419 days ago
58.

GoodOnPaper    

He lives up to his name perfectly! I miss Phil Hartman as I'm sure his children do!!!!! D I C K !!!!!!

419 days ago
59.

bart    

Cool another train wreak season. Hope he adds some drama to this season.

419 days ago
60.

all about the money    

Well this tells me that DWTS is getting desperate. Desperate meaning either they are running out of real stars to ask and are scraping the barrel so to speak, or getting desperate for ratings hoping to add some loose canons to drum up some drama and boost ratings.

419 days ago
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