Actor Ryan O’Neal is determined to do the show — it’s just not going to be this fall. He was supposed to appear on DWTS Season 13, which debuts this coming Monday, but he pulled out of rehearsals after knee trouble. (And, rumor has it, trouble with a contestant named Nancy Grace.)
However, Ryan is already prepping for Season 14. “I have one good knee. I had it redone. So I decided if I was really gonna do the show I should have my knee redone because the first one really works,” Ryan told Access Hollywood. “So I’ll get one more [good knee] then I’ll prepare for next season because I had to sign on, I had to give them [a] promise I would be on next season. I will win. I will win. If the gods are with us, I will win. I’m a pretty good dancer.”
He’s also 70 at this point — so if he does take home a Mirror Ball trophy next year he will be the oldest winner ever. Good luck, man!