Charlie Sheen was offered 'Dancing With The Stars' along with Cheryl Burke, but he refused because he 'just can't dance'
Cheryl Burke has been paired up with Ray Lewis, but previously, his part was given to Charlie Sheen who turned down the offer.
'Dancing With The Stars' season 28 has viewers cheering for various celebrities but one celebrity that could have been on the show was Charlie Sheen. The 'Two and a half men' star revealed he was offered to be a participant in the show next to choreographer Cheryl Burke but he decided to turn down the offer. Sheen noted that his inability to dance made him take the decision of not appearing on the show. "I was very flattered by ABC and their offer, but at the end of the day, I have two left feet and I just can’t dance,” he told US Weekly.
If Sheen would have accepted the offer he would have got a bigger deal with ABC as the network usually offers a bigger deal depending on who the celebrity is. " “When there is a big star like that, they will get some sort of deal for a pilot with ABC,” a source told the outlet. Despite this, Sheen did not want to step on the stage knowing he cannot dance.
Sheen’s publicist, Jeff Ballard, also confirmed that the actor was offered to be a participant on the show. “ABC made a very generous offer for a pilot series, it was contingent upon his participation on Dancing With the Stars," he said.
If Sheen would have decided to appear on the show he would have been partnered with Burke. Sheen even decided to practice rehearsals with Burke but later decided to not participate in the show. Burke is partnered with Ray Lewis on the show. The pair were in bottom two in the previous episode and had a close encounter with elimination.
Speaking to the outlet, Burke noted that she always advised her partners to enjoy the music and not worry about anything else. "I always say to all my partners, ‘It’s just me, you and the music. That’s it,'” she said. Burke noted that often people get tensed looking at the crowd and one should remember to focus on the music and dance.
"Sometimes people can get lost within the crowd, but we have to remember that ballroom dancing is an intimate sport where people look into your story and not the other way around. It’s so important to just stay focused as a couple and that you don’t let your adrenaline get the best of you by dancing too fast to the music or whatever. Just stay calm and collected and take it all in and know that everyone in that ballroom is rooting for. No one wants to see anyone to do bad," she said.