Sean Spicer to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer on 'Dancing with the Stars': 'Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted' Spicer makes debut on 'Dancing With the Stars' to Spice Girls song Merriam-Webster: A 200-year-old dictionary offers hot political takes on Twitter MORE will compete on the next season of ABC's program "Dancing With the Stars."

Spicer, who resigned as press secretary in July 2017, reportedly turned down appearing on the show that year.

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Announcing his role in the new season of the long-running reality show on "Good Morning America" Wednesday morning, Spicer jokingly raised his hand when asked if he was having second thoughts "already" about appearing on the show.

Show host Tom Bergeron joked on GMA that Spicer would be in charge of assessing audience size on the show, a reference to Spicer's claim while press secretary that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

Spicer later said he "screwed up" with the inaccurate remark.

The former White House official told The Hill on Wednesday that he was looking forward to appearing on the ABC program.

"Two years after leaving the White House, I have two businesses up and running and thought it was a good time to have some fun and experience something completely new and different," Spicer wrote in a text message. 

Other "Dancing With the Stars" competitors this season include Netflix's "Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown, former NBA star Lamar Odom, former "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek, supermodel Christie Brinkley, country superstar Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, former NFL star Ray Lewis, actress Kate Flannery, The Supremes' Mary Wilson, and "Bachelorette" Hannah Brown.

The new season premieres Sept. 16.

– Joe Concha contributed reporting

Updated: 1:20 p.m.