It’s no secret: John Travolta can bust “Stupid Dope Moves” (That’s hip-hop speak for: “He’s a great dancer…”), but reality TV fans will have to wait just a little longer for ABC producers to convince the fleet-footed actor to showcase the fancy footwork that dazzled cinema audiences in Pulp Fiction and Staying Alive on the small screen sensation Dancing With the Stars.
We hear Travolta recently said “Thanks, but No Thanks” to an offer to join the cast of stars on the next season of the hit ballroom competition.
An DWTS insider tells Star: “They approached John. Everyone remembers him from Saturday Night Fever and what a fantastic dancer he is. The ratings would be incredible.”
Though Travolta initially expressed interest in a starring stint on Dancing, the actor eventually politely declined, deciding instead to spend his free time at home in Florida with wife Kelly Preston and their two children, daughter Ella and newborn son Benjamin, Star claims.
“Daddy duties are his main priority right now,” the informant adds.
John isn’t the only celebrity to snub an opportunity to chanel their inner Bristol Palin; Jamie Lee Curtis, John Stamos, and Portia de Rossi are among the notables who have at some point turned down Dancing producers.