Rick Perry Odds to Win Dancing with the Stars 23
While former Texas Gov. Rick Perry would like nothing better than to ‘Texas two-step; his way to the Dancing With the Stars 23 Mirrorball trophy, according to the sportsbetting odds released this week, Perry doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of it actually happening.
The 66-year old former Republican presidential candidate will join the show’s 23d season this fall alongside with Indy race car driver James Hinchcliffe, 90’s musical star Vanilla Ice, Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson, as well as Olympic Athletes Laurie Hernandez and Ryan Lochte.
What is Rick Perry’s Odds to Win Dancing with the Stars 23?
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) August 30, 2016
Odds to Win Dancing With the Stars 23
Laurie Hernandez +250
Amber Rose +700
Vanilla Ice +700
Calvin Johnson +750
Jana Kramer +800
Marilu Henner +1000
Jake T. Austin +1000
Ryan Lochte +1000
James Hinchcliffe +1200
Terra Jole +1600
Maureen McCormick +3300
Rick Perry +3300
According to Perry himself, clearly the oddsmakers have gotten it right as far as his odds are concerned.
“I’m probably the least-experienced dancer that’s going to be on this program,” he told The Texas Tribune of his selection as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”
“My bet is, if you ranked them from top to bottom, I’d be at the bottom, both in experience and in training or anything else,” Perry added.
After his latest filed republican presidential bid, Perry has turned his attention to DWTS. The former Gov. is partnered with dancer Emma Slater, but isn’t the first politician to compete on DWTS.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who was forced to resign from Congress after being indicted for money laundering, joined the show’s ninth season in 2009. DeLay had to withdrew due to stress injuries in both feet. Perry, a veteran of the Armed Forces, has dedicated his performance to veterans and while that may get him some adoration, there’s almost no way the Texan wins DWTS 23 as he’s never had any formal dance training.
One Twitter user summed up his feeling on Perry perfectly, writing.
“Judging by how quickly Perry spun after his “Trump is a cancer” comment, I guess he already knows the pirouette.”