Usher NOT Joining “Dancing With The Stars,” Despite Report
Usher is NOT doing “Dancing with the Stars,” despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct a story falsely claiming he has joined the new season.
The erroneous allegation comes from The Jasmine Brand, which is reporting that Usher has been “cast on the upcoming season of ‘Dancing With the Stars'” and “will be on season 24 of ABC’s hit dancing competition show.” A supposed source is quoted as saying, “The producers and network are keeping it top secret, but this is major!”
“They wanted an A-lister and he’s one of the biggest names in the industry. Not to mention, Usher is an amazing dancer,” claims the outlet’s tipster. The blog further says, “We hear that Usher has already began shooting promos for the show. The network and producers are still working on finalizing other big names for the new season.”
But that last line is the only remotely accurate part of the site’s story. Producers are indeed lining up names for the next season, which is slated to premiere in March. But it is 100 percent false that Usher has signed up to be a part of it.
A rep for the star exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “This is absolutely not true. He has no plans to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars.'” Usher has previously made an appearance on the program as a guest performer. But he has no intention of putting on his dancing shoes as a contestant.