Dita Von Teese has signed up to compete in ‘Danse avec les stars’, the French version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
The 48-year-old dancer will participate in the upcoming new series of the ballroom competition, which begins on channel TF1 in France on September 17.
Dita is delighted to be a contestant after previously turning down the opportunity to participate in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in her native America for fear that she will be injured and unable to perform her burlesque shows.
In an interview with the French website Gala, he said: “In the United States, when they offered me the same opportunity, I refused, because everyone who went there was injured.
“I was afraid of not being able to continue with my shows.”
Since Dita will train very hard to learn the routines, she plans to eat a lot of French cheeses as she will burn calories every day.
And he added: “I love France, the French, but also your cheese and your bread. Seeing that I am going to have to train a lot, I will be able to eat a lot!”
And as an American with limited French proficiency, Dita is not worried about being criticized by the panel of judges, because she will not be able to understand their criticism.
She joked: “Since I don’t understand your language very well, I hope you don’t understand the judges’ criticism!”
Dita will be joined on the show by Wejdene, Lola Dubini, Lucie Lucas, Bilal Hassani, Michou, Gérémy Crédeville, Laam, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Moussa Niangane, Aurélie Pons and Tayc.
‘Danse avec les stars’, known as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the UK, did not air in 2020 due to social distancing and confinement restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.