‘Dancing with the Stars’ ‘fires’ Sean Spicer
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who’s run on “Dancing with the Stars” lasted more episodes than days his White House successor Anthony Scaramucci was in office, was voted off the show Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
- The ABC celeb dancing competition show features judges, but more emphasis is put on viewer votes to determine who stays and who goes.
- Spicer, despite getting relative low scores since the season debuted, had never fallen into the bottom two, but did this week.
- That’s when the judges made their move and booted him from the show.
- Spicer’s presence drew controversy on the show — both from a political standpoint and for what was widely viewed as poor skill.
- However, tweeted from Donald Trump may have helped out int he public vote arena.
- Spicer was press secretary for Trump for 182 days where he earned a reputation of sparring with the media and uttering misleading statements from the press briefing room.
- Celebrities appearing on “DWTS” are paid based on how many weeks they last on the show.
- Reports from the past say the going rate is about $125,000 for the pre-show training and initial two weeks.
- Contestants then get increasing per-week paychecks for each week they last — with some taking home as much is $295,000 according to Variety sources.
- However, Variety also reported that “Dancing” has cut back on payments, so that number is likely smaller this season.