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ABC doesn’t want ‘The Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC doesn’t want ‘The Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
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Several sources close to “Dancing with the Stars” have confirmed that Juan Pablo Galavis, “The Bachelor” from season 18 is “no longer wanted” by ABC for the dance competition show. E! News shared the revelation on Feb. 27.

The handsome Venezuelan has created a great deal of controversy and garnered a lot of negativity for his comments and behavior both during the show and since the filming of it completed. E! cites one source as saying, “He's just too risky. There's too much negativity at this point."

Early in the season, Juan Pablo made some comments about why he thinks a gay Bachelor is not a good idea. His use of the word “pervert” created some serious backlash which the single dad tried to explain away because of his language barrier. If that wasn’t enough, two women who were highly favored to go all the way to the finals dumped him during the course of the season – a first in ‘Bachelor’ history.

One of the ladies, Andi Dorfman, who has been confirmed as then next ‘Bachelorette,’ called him a—hole" who has "no filter," after Juan Pablo shared details of a night he spent with another contestant and then told Andi she barely made the final cut. Looks like it was Juan Pablo who didn’t make the final cut, at least not with the “DWTS” folks.

So far we do know that Nene Leakes and Candace Cameron Bure will be competing on season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Season 18 will also be the first season as cohost for Erin Andrews, who replaces veteran cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet and the first year for band leader Ray Chew who replaces Harold Wheeler.

ABC will announce the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” on March 4 on “Good Morning America.”

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