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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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61.

Sapphiegirl    

TO DWTS: WHERE ARE THE STARS? MAYBE YOU SHOULD RENAME THE SHOW "DANCING WITH D-LISTERS"

419 days ago
62.

willard    

bigger news then a dancing dick is who will dance with one. I know one girl at tmz likes *****

419 days ago
63.

senex    

I will watch until Andy leaves-which should not be very long before he freaks out or does something vulger...and I can hardly wait even tho I loathe the show and wish it would stop airing.

419 days ago
64.

whatever    

ABC needs to add quotations on the word "stars" Since they have none. Really? Andy Dick, he's just gonna make an ass of himself. It sounds like ABC is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

419 days ago
65.

Chrisb098    

This should be great because Andy has never been afraid of making a fool out of himself, so we should be getting some pretty hilarious dances from him. He is rather unpredictable, and I know that I will be tuning in just to see what he does. Unfortunately, it looks like I have a business dinner for my job at DISH on the night of the premiere. Hopefully I will be able to sneak away for a bit and watch some of the show on my iPad with DISH Anywhere.

418 days ago
66.

Susan Jones    

He's a regular Fred Astaire look alike.

396 days ago
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Militaryguy09    

I worked for Andy as his PA for about 6 months incredible stories and incredible times. He has a heart of gold and is a comedy genus. Alcohol is his prisoner if he let go of that he would be unstoppable. I've seen the ups and downs and have been there through good and bad times. **** I lived with him. Overall I wish people would understand him and know he really is a great guy but with his disease his actions are horrible.

210 days ago
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