Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has a new job — and it has some liberals screaming mad.
Spicer is joining Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of “The Bachelorette” and others as contestants on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
ABC announced the celebrity lineup Wednesday for season 28 on “Good Morning America.” The season kicks off Sept. 16.
Spicer quit as press secretary just six months into President Donald Trump’s presidency.
He had a contentious relationship with the press and is remembered for claiming that the president’s inauguration was the most widely seen in history.
Spicer’s addition apparently didn’t go down well with co-host Tom Bergeron, who tweeted that he earlier told producers he hoped the new season would be a “joyful respite from our exhausting political climate” and urged them not have any “divisive bookings.”
Producers apparently disagreed. “We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call,” Bergeron wrote.[Sponsored] What!? Shocking Thing Found in California Man’s Head
The show’s lineup also includes Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, and Mary Wilson and athletes Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis.
Kate Flannery, Karamo Brown, Kel Mitchell and James Van Der Beek round out the list of celebrity dancers.
In a change from previous seasons, viewers won’t learn the celebrity-pro pairings until the season premiere. Professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd returns to the ballroom this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this article