Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry popped up on Twitter’s list of trending topics late Monday night, and the reason has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump, which is a relief. Instead, Entertainment Tonight buried deep in a story about the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” the news we never thought we’d hear: Perry is slated to compete in Season 23, alongside Vanilla Ice and Ryan Lochte.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be on Dancing With The Stars next season https://t.co/zZ2E2rjHRI
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) August 30, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) August 30, 2016
— Sarah Valerio (@Sarah_SV) August 30, 2016
We’re still waiting on PolitiFact for confirmation, but for now, Perry’s new gig is unofficially the best news ever.
Best. News. Ever. https://t.co/XVxDTuACTp
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) August 30, 2016
Rick Perry and Ryan Lochte on Dancing With The Stars. This is incredible.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 30, 2016
this is going to be the best thing to ever happen⚡️ “Rick Perry reportedly will compete on Dancing With the Stars”https://t.co/OvF5V1b5CK
— haley spencer (@HaleySpencer01) August 30, 2016
Y'ALL. Rick Perry … RICK PERRY … is going to be on Dancing With The Stars! They just earned themselves a viewer. https://t.co/Xdfeyzv6y3
— Corie Whalen (@CorieWhalen) August 30, 2016
Haven't seen 1 episode yet but sign me up for season 23! Rick Perry to join ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast https://t.co/aY5gQ6RNCJ
— Kristin Vieira (@kristinvieira) August 30, 2016
I will actually start watching Dancing With The Stars if they pair Rick Perry up with Amber Rose. THAT is quality television.
— Armchair Legislator (@portraitgrip) August 30, 2016
— Athenia for Trump! (@Oscaretta) August 30, 2016
I can't believe I'm going to have to watch Dancing with the Stars again… and that it's going to be for Ryan Lochte and Rick Perry.
— Deb (@Debsplaining) August 30, 2016
Rick Perry and Ryan Lochte are going on DWTS?! All my dreams are coming true 🤓🐬
— Katie Glenn (@miss_kGa) August 30, 2016
Interesting @DancingABC : Ryan Lochte, Laurie Hernandez, Amber Rose, Emma Samms, RICK PERRY HA! See you Mondays for some live tweet action!
— annie (@southannie) August 30, 2016
I honestly believe Rick Perry joining Dancing With The Stars single-handedly redeems Awful 2016.
— Leif Reigstad (@LeifReigstad) August 30, 2016
Since about 10,000 people have already made the same joke about a dancing Rick Perry forgetting the third step, we’ll settle for two and move on.
Rick Perry is going to be on Dancing With the Stars. I'm guessing he'll only perform a two-step since he won't be able to remember a third.
— Sarcasticsapien (@Sarcasticsapien) August 30, 2016
Governor Rick Perry on Dancing with the Stars? He's gonna miss that third step every time.
— SRLoranc (@SRLoranc) August 30, 2016
Rick Perry on Dancing with the Stars is the most dignified act of a Trump surrogate yet.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) August 30, 2016
All I can think of now is Rick Perry trying to copy Vanilla Ice’s moves on stage and I’m crying over here. 😂
— Colonel Assault Mom (@laurakfillault) August 30, 2016
God Bless America . Easily the only political story today worth caring about. "Perry joins 'Dancing With The Stars'" https://t.co/zp1E7M5oNC
— Helena Okolicsanyi (@helenaaok) August 30, 2016