Despite previous reports suggesting that "The Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis would shake his moneymaker during the upcoming premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" 2014 on ABC, a Feb. 27 update by E! claimed a change of heart by show execs.
Quoting several anonymous sources tied to the hit reality dance competition, the report said that though producers had initially wanted Galavis to appear as part of the season 18 cast, his recent behavior and remarks have made him an unattractive option. One source called him "too risky" and said he was surrounded by too much fan "negativity."
Galavis, who first hit the reality TV scene as part of "The Bachelorette" 2013 Desiree Hartsock's cast of potential husbands, first angered fans with critical remarks about whether or not a gay "Bachelor" would be appropriate. More recently, he drew fire for his behavior during and following a disastrous overnight date with attorney Andi Dorfman, during which he implied that she'd barely escaped elimination during a previous episode.
Had he been selected to compete, Galavis would have have been far from the first "Bachelor" franchise alum to dance for the mirror ball trophy. Others who have taken part in the series include Trista Sutter, Jake Pavelka, Melissa Rycroft, and Sean Lowe.
Stars rumored to be taking part in "DWTS" 2014 include "Full House" alum Candace Cameron Bure, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes, NHL star Sean Avery, actor James Maslow, and Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Season 18 premieres March 17 on ABC.