January 27, 2009 09:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
Although he didn’t confirm whether he will be on this season of Dancing With The Stars or next season, Donny Osmond did tell Bonnie Hunt during a taping of her show, “I am seriously considering doing it, let’s put it that way … I guess I just let the cat out of the bag.”
After Donny Osmond made the announcement, Donny teased that he couldn’t let his little sister Marie Osmond upstage him saying, “Who do you think taught her how to dance?”
Reality TV magazine reported the rumorstarted byLas Vegas Weekly,that Donny Osmond would be doing Dancing With The Stars, but may have to wait until season 9, due to his and Marie Osmond’s standing variety-show engagement at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
Robin Leach commented inthe article a few weeks ago that, “Donny is very enthusiastic about taking up the challenge and he is continuing with dance lessons to get him ready for next fall’s Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars!”
Donny Osmond did sayto Bonnie Hunthowever, “It is going to be very difficult because I am going to be doing Vegas on top of doing Dancing With The Stars.”
Marie Osmond got a chance to rib her brother during the interview taping, not only tellingDonny that if he does appear on the show that, “men do half the work,” she alsosmiled that beautifultrademark Osmond smile and quipped, “I just want to see him in stretchy pants!”
Whether Donny Osmond appears this season or next on Dancing With The Stars, he is sure to finish close to where his sister Marie Osmond did or even one up her third place finish on season 5. The family has a huge fan base and will likely ring in a lot of votes because of their strong traditional family values and honest reputation.
ABC will not confirm whether Donny Osmond will be on Dancing With The Stars and said, “We don’t comment on casting rumors,” and Donny Osmond himself also appears to resinding his remarks made on The Bonnie Hunt show and told ET this morning, “I did ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ today and I alluded to the fact that I am considering doing Dancing With The Stars. After all I can’t let Marie upstage me, however, there is no official offer yet.”
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