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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

549 days ago
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WTF    

And you thought Pam Anderson was a mess when she danced. The DWTS producers are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now.

549 days ago
3.

tgrfan42069    

lol this show is a joke

549 days ago
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mebrat24    

again, they are getting big stars- who watches this crap.

549 days ago
5.

Peggy    

Nobody's going to watch this time.

549 days ago
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w    

wow so not watching now, hes a drug addict and shouldnt be rewarded with even the slightest amount of money OR coverage..wtf our country is going to sh**

549 days ago
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w    

I feel bad for Kelly Pickler, shes a really nice girl and shouldn't be in the same room with Andy Dick.

549 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

look at all those names: Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Jacoby Jones, Sean Lowe and Victor Ortiz...

so, what STARS are they going to be paired with?

...

549 days ago
9.

Burgos25    

Andy who?

549 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

It would be different if he was genuinely funny but he's generally obn

549 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Excuse me, did you say Lisa Vanderpump?

549 days ago
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stonechops    

AWESOME! I will be watching now!

549 days ago
13.

Boing!    

It's time to call it Dancing with Whoever

549 days ago
14.

Mrugowsky    

obnoxious. Give him one chance, anyway and see what happens.

549 days ago
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eicarr     

1st time I'll watch an episode since season one. Cool!!!

549 days ago
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