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Nerds Rejoice: Bill Nye Joins Dancing With The Stars

September 04, 2013 09:51 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

In easily the most unexpected decision they’ve made in a long, long time, producers wound up adding  Bill Nye the Science Guy to the Dancing With The Stars season 17 cast. We know he can make a mean barometer in a bottle, but are Bill’s samba skills up to par? We’ll find out soon!

During this morning’s big reveal on Good Morning America, we were thrilled to learn that the nerdtastic PBS icon Billy Nye would be joining the likes of Snooki, Leah Remini and Keyshawn Johnson on this season’s cast lineup. 90s kids and geeks the world over are psyched to hear this awesome news..and it sounds like Bill is every bit as excited as his dedicated fans. Shortly after the surprising announcement, Bill tweeted, “It’s time for this nerd to get dancin’. O yes, season 17 of #DWTS, here I come.”

Of course, the main question on the lips of DWTS is how big a role science will play while Bill Nye is a part of the reality competition. After all, it’s not like the scientist can just up and leave his life’s work for the sake of a dance competition! For now, Bill is keeping quiet on his intended DWTS approach, but we’re assuming it’ll be full of humor, not to mention plenty of science references. When asked by Good Morning America whether he would incorporate experiments into his dance moves, Bill simply responded, “”I encourage you all to stay tuned.”

Do you think Bill Nye was a good choice for the Dancing With The Stars cast? Or are you cringing at the mere thought of seeing this self-professed nerd showing his stuff on the dance floor? Sound off in the comments section below!

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