Michael Phelps, the Olympian who has been honoured with 23 medals, including 19 golds, for how he takes the swimming pool under his sway once he plunges into it. But now, is it time for him to show his dancing skills?
The swimmer has been approached by the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ producers to take part in the show. It remains to be seen whether DWTS fans get a chance to witness Phelps grooving on the dance floor.
According to a report by the Hollywood Life, the show bosses have approached the Olympian back in 2012 for the same gig as well. It is but quite reasonable for a powerhouse athlete like Phelps to want to continue upholding his legacy than to foray into a territory where he is not accustomed to.
“Michael has been asked before (to do DWTS) and he was recently asked [to compete in] the upcoming season,” the insider said. “And though he has considered it, he doesn’t want to do it; he wants his legacy to be in the pool and not on the dance floor.”
In 2012, when the first offer to participate in ‘Dancing With The Stars’ was made to him, he said at the OMEGA House “Spotlight On Swimming” event that dancing isn’t something he is known for so he is dismissing the possibility of gracing DWTS dance floor.
He added that he had discussed the matter with his fellow Olympians Nataly Coughlin and Apolo Anton Ono, both of whom had a stint on the show in the past. He revealed that they said they enjoyed participating on the show. Phelps said that if in case he decided to take part in ‘Dancing With The Stars’ he would pick Coughlin as his partner.