A former winner of “The Bachelor” has revealed that she was in talks to compete on “Dancing With the Stars” nearly a decade in the past, however her then-fiancé had a difficulty with it.
In an interview on the “She’s All Bach” podcast, Courtney Robertson, the “villain” turned “winner” of Ben Flajnik’s season of the ABC relationship show, revealed that she was approached about becoming a member of the community’s superstar ballroom competitors shortly after she received Flajnik’s coronary heart.
“That was one I’d have beloved to have accomplished,” the model admitted, revealing that she was instructed she would be capable to select her dance music and assist design her costumes. She even dished on the wage she was supplied for the ABC dance-off.
Robertson revealed that she would have acquired $150,000 only for signing on, then one other “$30,000 or one thing” for each week that she remained within the competitors.
While she was “excited” for the possibility to hitch the show, Robertson admitted that the cast for that season had largely been settled on by the point she was approached. She additionally had one different drawback: Flajnik.
“He was like, ‘If you do it, you will not have a fiancé,'” Robertson revealed.
Robertson Was Rumored to Be a Last-Minute Addition to DWTS
Robertson was rumored to be a last-minute addition to the DWTS season 14 cast in 2012. At the time, People reported that there was a risk that Robertson would flip up as a shock addition on the premiere that season. Ahead of the premiere a show rep coyly teased to the outlet, “We don’t touch upon casting rumors. You’ll should tune in Monday and see.”
Robertson was a no-show, and the cast ended up together with celebrities Sherri Shepherd, Gavin Degraw, Gladys Knight, Maria Menounos, Martina Navratilova, Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, and extra, per The Hollywood Reporter.
During that very same time interval, “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison speculated that Robertson and Flajnik had been on the rocks.
“Now the query I’ll get requested time and again is, ‘Will they final?'” he instructed Entertainment Weekly, in March 2012. “In fact, I do not know. I do know that it has been a rocky highway for these two, however what occurs from right here on out is as much as them.”
Robertson and Flajnik cut up for good in October 2012, E! News reported on the time.
Robertson’s Story is Different From Other Bachelor Nation Stars From That Era
While Robertson says she was approached and acquired into severe talks with DWTS producers, former “Bachelorette” star JoJo Fletcher revealed she wasn’t allowed to due to her contract with the rose-filled actuality franchise. According to People, in an Instagram story earlier this yr, Fletcher instructed followers, “I used to be imagined to do @DancingABC after my season of Bachelorette however ended up not having the ability to bc of my contract. Womp womp.”
And fellow franchise lead Kaitlyn Bristowe as soon as claimed that “Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss blocked her from becoming a member of DWTS.
“Actually I used to be supplied it, had the contract & Mike Fleiss instructed me I wasn’t allowed,” Bristowe tweeted in 2017. “He stated he did not need folks wanting fame after his show.”
She elaborated in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I had a suggestion to doDancing With The Starsand was instructed by Mike [Fleiss] I couldn’t,” she stated. I used to be instructed by Mike that it’s dangerous for his model, and that he’s sick of individuals wanting fame from his show.”
Bristowe ultimately joined — and received – “Dancing With the Stars” on yr after fellow “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown was topped the show’s mirrorball champion.