Andy Dick is set to "ride the bottom wave to the top" (as he puts it) on Dancing With The Stars this season. He may not be as light on his feet as some, but he more than makes up for it with his spirit, strength, humor, entertainment, and heart.
1. Andy Is The Founder Of Team PicklerDick.
Andy comes up with the new team at the two-minute mark in this DWTS clip.
— TeamDick (@TeamShandy) April 17, 2013
Will TeamPicklerDick take the floor tonight?
2. Andy Gets Fan Love In Unexpected Ways
Check out this supportive work of art!
3. Kellie Pickler Disappears On Andy Dick As A Result Of Team PicklerDick.
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4. As Far As Rehab Goes, Dancing With The Stars Takes The Cake For Andy.
Andy opens up, "It's been incredible and frightening all at the same time. There's been so many ups and downs, we've had a roller coaster, but it's challenged both of us in a wonderful way. I've been to rehab—we all know, I've said it a million times—but I've been to rehab 13 times and this is more and better than all of those. Granted, those helped to get me—I would never have been able to do this show without kinda having that rehab background, but it's so rigorous. I've never done anything this hard in my life." (PerezHilton.com)
5. Andy's Spotted With A Six-Pack After Rehab.
"I don't drink anymore, but I always carry around a six-pack" -Andy Dick on #DWTS Prom Night
6. Mr. Dick Rejects Dancing With The Stars.
Andy told Kiss 92.5 that DWTS had actually asked him to be on the show in Season 1. He joked that if he had said yes back then when he was drinking that it would have been called "Dancing With The Drunk." Now it's season 16, so why did he say yes? Though enjoying dancing on the show and entertaining fans immensely, it does help him keep his mind off his alcohol addiction.
7. Andy May Love Dancing With The Stars, But The Stars Are Showing Their Andy Love As Well.
— Jodie Sweetin (@JodieTweetin) March 24, 2013
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) April 9, 2013
@andydick just killed it!I am hoarse from screaming! So very proud of him!
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) March 26, 2013
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) March 20, 2013
8. Andy Makes One Of The Judges Cry.
After a moving dance that was dedicated to his daughter, judge Carrie Ann breaks down and hugs Andy. This may or may not have something to do with Carrie Ann's father passing away just before the season started.
9. Andy's a Family Guy.
It's like the Brady Brunch... sort of...
I'm devoting our Viennese Waltz tonight to my angel daughter, Meg! facebook.com/photo.php?fbid…
— andy dick (@andydick) April 8, 2013
Andy's daughter Meg, who he dedicated his DWTS performance to...
10. Even Andy's Competitors Are "Pro" Andy Dick.
Everybody's got a soft spot for #TeamDick. Love to love ya, Andy.
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) March 19, 2013
— Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas) March 19, 2013
When asked about Andy joining the cast during the Lakers Youth Foundation at the LakersCasino Night presented by OneWest Bank and Pechanga Resort & Casino at Nokia Live, Derek Hough told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively, “I am not scared, I always support the wild cards and the underdogs, especially those that are in recovery.”
Derek thinks this could be a huge opportunity for Andy to show how far he’s come. Derek says, “I always support that and I think this is an amazing experience for someone that has gone through something like that to prove to themselves that they can do bigger and better things! To push themselves and overcome, that is what the show is all about! It’s triumphs and failures! It’s kind of like a metaphor for life with glitz and glam and rhinestones!”