First, he was bitten by the love bug, and now former “Bachelorette” contestant Josh Murray has just been bitten by the jitterbug! The fan favorite, who competed in Season 10 of the hit ABC romance series, dished to E! News that he wouldn’t turn down a chance to bust a move on "Dancing with the Stars" if he was offered a spot on a future season of the foot-tapping series.
“I don’t know if I could dance that well, but I would do it,” Murray admitted during an appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday, giving “Bachelorette” fans the hope of one day seeing him returning to television. “It would be fun. I love having fun!"
His admission came as a relief to admirers of the brown-haired hunk after the 30-year-old “Bachelorette” alum revealed that he would never return to the competitive love series -- well, unless he was playing the part of the bachelor. “If I had the chance to be the bachelor, then I would think about it. But there’s no other way I’d go on [the ‘Bachelorette’],” he explained. “It was a great experience, but I did that already and I’m kind of moving on from that specific part of my life.” Does that mean Murray will be trading in a bouquet of roses for the Rumba? Only time -- and a new season -- will tell!
Murray, who split from "Bachelorette" star Andi Dorfman in January, wouldn’t be the first participant from the beloved dating series to compete on “DWTS.” Former bachelors Sean Lowe and Jake Pavelka have both tangoed across the ballroom floor with the hopes of winning the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, as have bacherlorettes Melissa Rycroft and Trista Sutter. Rycroft even went on to win the all-star contest in 2012.
Currently, "Bachelor" star Chris Soules, who is now engaged with Whitney Bischoff, is trying to tap his way to victory with the help of Season 19’s winner, Witney Carson.
Would you like to see Murray compete on a future season of “Dancing with the Stars”? Sound off in the comments section below, and don’t forget to tune into the ABC dance series on Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT.