Dick Van Dyke Offered Dancing With The Stars?

Posted on March 11th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Beloved Hollywood star Dick Van Dyke danced in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, so you would think he'd be a perfect fit for Dancing with the Stars.

That's what the producers thought too.

But, while breaking news on RumorFix telling us he just got married, the 86-year-0ld revealed that he's turned down the popular dance show.

"They asked me," Van Dyke tells RumorFix, "The problem with it is that I can make one appearance, but you have to then come back the next week with another dance and so on. I'm afraid that's a little beyond me."

PICTURES: Dick Van Dyke Healthy & Happy

The veteran performer admits he can still tap dance and do jazz dancing, "anything but ballet."

Having just married his 40-year-old makeup artist, Arlene Silver, Van Dyke reveals his secret to staying young. "I keep moving," he says, "I exercise, swim, go to the gym and all those kinds of things. I do a lot of dancing and singing."

He says he also tries to keep his diet in check by reducing the amount of beef he eats, but he does have on indulgence: "Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate syrup is my favorite."

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