Ann Romney Confirms She Turned Down 'DWTS'

ann romney turned down dwts

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Ann Romney revealed that she was approached by ABC to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars.'

The wife of Mitt Romney was asked by Fox host Chris Wallace if she was contacted by 'DWTS'.  She responded, "I was.  I did consider it.  I love the show."

Ann admitted, "I would've loved to have done it, and I am turning 64, and I started thinking about it.  I'm not really as flexible as I should be ... And now I know -- I understand, Dorothy Hamill has been picked, and I thought, 'oh my gosh, am I glad I didn't do that!'  I wouldn't want to compete against Dorothy!"

Hamill, 56, was the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.  She has been partnered with hot hunk pro Tristan MacManus.

dorothy hamill and hot hunk pro tristan macmanus

Other celebrities who have agreed to put on their dancing shoes for Season 16: Zendaya Coleman, Andy Dick, Ingo Rademacher, Jacoby Jones, Wynonna Judd, Victor Ortiz, Kellie Pickler, D.L. Hughley, Aly Raisman and Lisa Vanderpump.

'DWTS' is set to premiere on March 18, 2013, with the first results show airing on March 26, 2013.

Check out the cast photo featuring pros and celebs below:

dwts season 16 celebs and pros

Photos:  WENN, Twitter-Dorothy Hamill, Twitter-DWTS