On Spicer's exit from the Trump White House The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza wrote: "Sean Spicer Will Be Remembered for His Lies". When asked in 2018 if he would appear on the show he said: "It's no". Serving as the White House's Press Secretary and later Communications Director during the months of January through July 2017, Spicer was accused various times of lying and/or being wrong during press conferences.
"Bergeron later tweeted that he had hoped the show "would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations" but that the producers chose to "'go in a different direction'".
Bergeron goes on to say that he and the show's producers can "agree to disagree" and he's leaving any questions, presumably about Spicer's casting, to the show. I have to beat Dean Cain.
Other celebrities on this season, set to premiere September 26, include Christie Brinkley, Ally Brooke, James Van Der Beek, Ray Lewis, Kate Flannery, Kel Mitchell, Lamar Odom, Karamo Brown, Hannah Brown and Lauren Alaina.
This season, the pro dance partner pairings won't be unveiled until the premiere. I left lunch convinced we were in agreement. As we reported earlier, Tom Bergeron made it abundantly clear he was hoping this season would be a respite from politics and avoid any divisive guests of any political stripe.
Spicer will be joined on the ABC show by another Irish-American contestant, actress Kate Flannery - best known for her role as Meredith in The Office.