Unless Geraldo is lying — and why would he be? As a joke maybe? — this means Dancing With the Stars asked him to participate.
Even though he said no, this is an interesting bit of info. It's hard to figure out exactly what the Dancing With the Stars Powers That Be were going for by trying to snag Geraldo. At 70 years old, he wouldn't exactly help age down the cast. Perhaps they wanted to stir up some controversy?
What do you think of Geraldo Rivera? Are you glad he said no? Sound off in the comments below.
Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premiere on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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