Actor Charlie Sheen was set to compete on season 28 of Dancing With the Stars with pro Cheryl Burke, but walked away ahead of the premiere.
“I was very flattered by ABC and their offer, but at the end of the day, I have two left feet and I just can’t dance,” Sheen told Us Weekly. In addition to being offered the job, the actor had even planned to rehearse with partner Cheryl Burke, but ultimately changed his mind ahead of the season premiere last week.
Sheen’s publicist, Jeff Ballard, confirmed the star’s decision and added that while “ABC made a very generous offer” for a pilot series, “it was contingent upon his participation on Dancing With the Stars.”
“When there is a big star like that, they will get some sort of deal for a pilot with ABC,” a source explained of Sheen’s initial casting.
Instead of Sheen, Burke is now partnered with former NFL player Ray Lewis.