The Fox news correspondent is officially putting on his dancing shoes — and taking off his shirt — for season 22 of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and he spoke to HollywoodLife.com exclusively about what to expect!
Geraldo Rivera, 72, competed on Celebrity Apprentice and works full time for Fox News — but he also posted a very risqué selfie a few years ago, so when he joined Dancing with the Stars, we had to know — would he be stripping down on the dance floor? Well, the answer is YES.
“[DWTS] has been on my bucket list I have been asked a couple of times [but haven’t been able to] because I’m so busy. After the positive experience on Celebrity Apprentice, I thought this would be great,” he told HollywoodLife.com in an exclusive interview about why he’s decided to join this year, adding that he’s excited to reach another audience, outside of those who know him from Fox News.
So, with Derek Hough gone, we need someone to take his clothes off — and we had a good feeling it would be Geraldo. “I think it’s fair to say that my partner and I have incorporated some real life things into our dances,” he told us laughing. We’re sure his partner, Edyta Sliwinska, is looking forward to that one.
However, all jokes aside, he’s ready to work hard, something he learned on Celeb Apprentice. “You have to take it very seriously, but you have to have fun with it too,” he said. “It’s difficult to be distracted you have to attain a level of competence.” And he’s most looking forward to “the Latin dances” like Salsa and Cha Cha. “Moving dances that most make me recollect my younger years here in NYC — those will be my strongest.”
Edyta also chatted with us and added that it’s all about confidence. “He does have a little trouble with his foot — we have to work on some physical issues — but I think the biggest talent is overcoming your own insecurities and make sure that we come out in the first week as confident,” she told us. “Geraldo is doing great and working very hard, considering he is working full time.”
Do you think Geraldo could win Dancing with the Stars?