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Texas’ Rick Perry Puts on His Dancing Shoes

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Our former Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry is stepping into the spotlight once again but, this time with his dancing shoes on. He joins the ever popular ABC show’s 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Perry, who is certainly no stranger to competition, is now trying his hand, or should we say feet at a different type of race. Perry starts his dancing competition with his beautiful dance partner Emma Slater on Monday Night, September 12, 2016, at 7 p.m Central Standard Time.

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Another Texan lawmaker, Tom DeLay participated in 2009 but had to exit after the third week due to a foot injury. Can Rick Perry hold on longer? Our former Gov. will be up against some pretty stiff competition this season: gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, R&B singer Babyface, rapper Vanilla Ice, and Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch”. Also joining the cast will be country singer Jana Kramer, NFL player Calvin Johnson, reality star Terra Jole, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, model Amber Rose, actress Marilu Henner, and actor Jake T. Austin.

Watch the two-hour premier show. Can Rick Perry bring home the highly coveted mirror ball trophy?