Sharpton says no to 'Dancing,' even though he would have won

For the third time in recent years, Rev. Al Sharpton says he turned down the chance to join “Dancing With the Stars." But the civil-rights activist doesn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea. He didn’t decline due to a lack of confidence. In fact, Sharpton’s certain that if his schedule allowed it, he would have won the ballroom bash.

“Yeah, I just turned them down again,” Sharpton told TMZ. “I mean, I enjoyed doing ‘Saturday Night Live’ years ago — I did my little James Brown thing — but you have to have your priorities. I’m working very hard on National Action Network, our civil-rights work and our education stuff. And there’s a difference in taking one night doing ‘Saturday Night Live’ and taking weeks doing ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ So I thought about it, but I took a pass.”

That means when next season’s selection of celebrity hoofers gather to compete, they can breathe a sigh of relief. After all, Sharpton knows his way around the dance floor.

“Oh, I’ve got moves now,” the 56-year-old said with a laugh. “I’d blow them out. There would be no chance for anybody to touch me. But I just don’t have the time.”

Whether or not Sharpton is worthy of the coveted mirror ball trophy may never be known, but a variety of videos back up his smooth moves claim.

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