Donny Osmond won’t be on Dancing with the Stars, at least not until fall

A day after Donny Osmond said he’d be on Dancing with the Stars 8, he now says he’s not on the show after all–and he may not have even been asked.

“I’m definitely not doing this upcoming season. If there was an offer on the table, I’d do it in the fall. I would make room for it. Absolutely!” he told Entertainment Tonight. That “if” sounds like either a hypothetical, because he hasn’t yet been asked, or coy statement, as if he’s just covering his ass because he wasn’t supposed to talk about being cast.

Either way, he basically lied during his appearance on the Bonnie Hunt Show Tuesday. On that show, he said, “I am seriously considering doing it, let’s put it that way. I guess I just let the cat out of the bag.” But he also said, “That’s why I’m doing it” and said appearing on the ABC reality show “is going to be very difficult because I am going to be doing Vegas on top of doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”

Donny Osmond Won’t be on Next Season of ‘DWTS’ [Entertainment Tonight]
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