“Dancing WithThe Stars” fans were undoubtedly thrilled when the “DWTS Season 17” cast was revealed, but no one caused as much chatter as everyone’s favorite scientist Bill Nye, who is best known as “The Science Guy" from the '90s hit television show.
It won’t be surprising why Nye decided to join the cast -- it’s in the name of science of course! The Science Guy took to his blog on Wednesday to discuss his choice and explained that it was all out of his love of space.
“In order for us to carry out our mission to get the world -- our world -- excited about and supportive of space exploration, we need to engage people everywhere. The show is watched by millions. I’ll be there as your CEO of The Planetary Society and a student of Carl Sagan. Buzz Aldrin appeared on this show three years ago.”
Practically every '90s kid regards Nye as the ultimate science teacher and there’s something really thrilling about watching him cutting a rug on television. He’s been partnered with professional dancer Tyne Stecklein, and even though he is 57 years old, he doesn’t want anyone to count him out, and that's because he’s “a competitive guy; I am in this to win.”
“I’ll be fighting decades of bad posture, which may prove my undoing,” he wrote, and continued: “It will be a personal exploration; whenever we explore we make discoveries (like how to stand up straight at last), and we have an adventure. As unusual as this may seem, I believe we can broaden awareness of the Society and thereby humankind’s exploration of the Cosmos one ballroom dance at a time.”
Viewers can expect that he’ll be sticking around on “DWTS” for quite some time if his fan base keeps up. The Science Guy was one of the top-trending topics Wednesday night. Check out some of the popular Twitter reactions and memes that were posted on the social media site after the news that Nye would be on the show started making headlines:
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY IS GONNA BE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS I CANT BREATHE pic.twitter.com/khnSh4Qs0Y
— victoria (@lordontario) September 5, 2013
GUESS WHOS GONNA BE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY BILL BILL BILL BILL
— haylie (@narrytart) September 5, 2013
Bill Nye the Science Guy is going to be on Dancing With the Stars???! pic.twitter.com/pU8irfNQje
— TheFW (@TheFW) September 4, 2013
Bill Nye The Science Guy taught me everything I need to know about science! pic.twitter.com/K5GT2WNTEt
— Markell Bailey (@tenorbuds) September 4, 2013
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY IS ON DANCING WITH THE STARS I EXPECT THESE KIND OF MOVES pic.twitter.com/FTkzblHQZI
— real_orange_payne (@HARIBONOUIS) September 5, 2013