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22 August 30th, 2016 GH’s Emma Samms On Not Being In Cast Of DWTS: “So Sorry To Disappoint. Not Entirely Sure How That Rumour Started!”


On Monday, On-Air On-Soaps and other mainstream and soap outlets originally posted an online sourced report that had General Hospital fan favorite Emma Samms (Holly) joining notables such as Olympians Laura Hernandez and Ryan Lochte, Taxi’s Marilu Henner, former Texas governor Rick Perry, as well as 80′s rap star Vanilla Ice as one of the celebrity contestants on season 23 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Although everyone was unconfirmed until the official announcement on Tuesday morning on Good Morning America, suddenly last evening there were mixed reports that Samms was actually not in the cast.  Then when the announcement came early AM New York City time, Samms was not revealed to be a part of the ballroom dance competition.

While no one seems to have any idea as to how this now “rumor” got started, Samms herself took to her Twitter account to qualify it and say to her followers: “So sorry to disappoint re #DWTS Not entirely sure how that rumour started! It wouldn’t have worked anyway, but perhaps next time?”

Many GH and Emma’s longtime fans took to Twitter this morning very disappointed that this was indeed false.  Meaning for another season no current or former soap opera star that will be representing the genre.

So, what do you think of Emma’s tweet and clarification?  Do you wish she has been hitting the dance floor? Would you like to see her compete in a future season of DWTS? Comment below!


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  1. Mike says:

    Yes! I very much would love to see her compete next season! Also really want to see her on GH again! We need to see some Robert & Holly! One of the best love stories ever!


  2. Caffey says:

    So wanted to see Emma on DWTS! It seems like something happened, literally overnight to change her status. I am very disappointed. GH should invite her to be on the show, to compensate for this huge faux pas. I would love to see Robert and Holly!


    SZima replied

    Emma herself said this whole thing was a RUMOR…”Not entirely sure how that rumour started! It wouldn’t have worked anyway”…so there was NO status to change.


  3. Tim says:

    The only soap actor who could get me to watch dwts is Finola Hughes.


    robbie replied

    Would love that too, but she is a trained dancer; it wouldn’t be fair.


  4. Lana says:

    Well, I have no reason to watch dwts now. I was actually going to watch for the first time in years cuz of holly but now…..meh….


  5. Jamesj75 says:

    It would be great to see Emma Samms on DWTS!

    That being said, the casting for this show is formulaic to a fault: overloading of athletes (even an Olympian whose star has been heavily tarnished, to say the least), unpopular politicians (goodbye after week 1, Rick Perry), former child Disney stars known only to that small viewing audience, nighttime TV stars from long, long ago, and a ringer-partner for Derek Hough (I like Marilu Henner, but she could be the exception).


    Soaphound replied

    Oh, James, let’s hope so about Rick Perry. Didn’t we already do this when that wretched Tom de Lay bombed out a few seasons back? . By the way, have you figured out what exactly constitutes being a “star”? Every time they announce a new cast, I lower my expectations even further. Despite the ‘scandal’ , I’m glad Ryan
    Lochte can at least supply some eye candy. Let’s hope Marilu Henner can dance!


    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks for replying, Soaphound!

    I know I ventured into snark territory today, but I have a love-hate relationship with DWTS…

    I, too, hope Marilu can dance … for her sake because I like HER!

    Glad we’re on the same page regarding Perry. I think dancing will be hard for him because he will have to remember (and implement) more than 3 things.

    On another same page, with regard to the “eye candy,” how soon will it be before Lochte dances in a Speedo? This will also afford his partner the opportunity to dance in a bikini. So it will be a win-win situation for the viewers and ABC!

    Take care, Friend!

    Jamesj75 replied

    PS: I forgot to answer your direct question. A “star” can evidently have wide-ranging denotations… :)

    Rebecca1 replied

    I.m not too excited about any of the “stars” they rounded up for this season with the exception of Vanilla Ice. That boy can dance…and they’ll probably have some cool, funky music for him to get down to!


    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello Rebecca1!

    I agree that Vanilla Ice should do well on the show. In addition, one thing that makes DWTS interesting is that some “stars” can show dramatic improvement and surprise us. Take care, Friend!

    Rebecca1 replied

    Hi jamesj75…I have loved DWTS from the day it danced its way on to my screen. Watched loyally until it went up against THe Voice and then, LOL…conflict! what to do…as I loved both shows. Decided I could watch one in real time and catch up on the other With OnDemand. Somehow I slacked off and yet I can still say it’s one of my favorite entertainment shows ( not to be compared to other forms of entertainment ala drama, comedy film, etc). It’s just the essence of joy for me being both a music and dance enthusiast. Both are a passion…

    The show started out with the concept of professional dancers paired with well-known “celebrities” who weren’t skilled dancers in competition. But they also implied that we would watch the journey of those who didn’t dance professionally improve.

    Thus, the show is always imbalanced because for the most part actors and musicians, especially those that have been in boy bands like InSync…Joey Fatone, Lance Bass are going to be great. Same with Spice Girls’ MelB, etc. Then you get someone like that crazy scientist guy(forgot his name), or Geraldo Rivera who who try so adorably hard…as do so many others that I sit there and go “awwwwwwwwww” because they’ve obviously practiced and put in a real effort and ultimately get voted off.

    So which is it? A show about learning to dance and watching a weekly improvement, discipline, dedication and eagerness to learn a new skill, or watching gorgeous people dazzle us with dance.

    The first few weeks are the former…the middle to the end are the latter. Though unfair, it works as one magical hour of entertainment, great music of different genres, people from different cultural backgrounds all blended together in a fantastic whirlwind of music, dance and competition. In my opinion one of the best shows for those of us who get swept up in the power of beautiful, creative choreography and the rush of letting go.

    jaybird369 replied

    James…I know how you feel, Brother!!!!! Over the years, I (myself) have had a LOVE-HATE relationship with DWTS. 3, uh, examples…

    1. It made my blood ANGRILY BOIL watching that ANNOYING AND SELF-RIGHTEOUS Candace Cameron Bure compete on there…BEYOND BLECH!!!!!!!!!!
    2. It was TOTALLY PAINFUL (for me) watching that ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye even compete. TOTALLY AWKWARD!!!!!
    3. I’m sorry but that Paula Deen woman looked BEYOND FOOLISH on the DWTS dance floor. Y-U-C-K!!!!!!!!!!

    Just saying………..

    Have a good one, Brother.


    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello there, Jay!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with this “love-hate” relationship… You make some great points, and I agree with you. I think they choose many “stars” because of their controversies and baggage…

    One of my favorite athletes is Martina Navratilova, one of the best (if not the best) female tennis players of all time. However, it was painful to watch her brief run on the show because she was out of her element and not a natural at dancing. I think the same thing would happen to Jamesj75… Take care, Friend!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…I remember Martina Navratilova from that certain season of DWTS. And, remember, Martina was the first one voted off. Yep.

    Peace, Brother.


  6. robbie says:

    So disappointed! Hopefully next season… A visit to Port Charles would be great too!


  7. fginaspy says:

    I love having the genre represented on DWTS. However, Emma Samms in not a favorite of mine so I am fine that it was just a rumor. Truth be told most seasons of DWTS can come up with odd people I wouldn’t want to see and then I spend the time watching and find their personalities are fun I enjoy watching them. I am sure it would have been the same for Emma Samms too.


  8. Mo says:

    I would have liked to have seen her. Maybe like she said, next time.


  9. Dylan says:

    Where are the “stars” on that list?


  10. JMER says:

    Politicians are now on DWTS?!! How boring. I would have loved to see Emma and see her on GH with Tristan during his return. She would have lured me to watch.


    jaybird369 replied

    JMER…EXACTLY!!!!! Also, it’s bad enough that MOST POLITICIANS do nothing but LIE!!!!! The last thing that I wanna see/watch on DWTS are politicians stumble (or whatever) all over the DWTS dance floor. No Thank You. N-o-p-e.

    Have a good one.


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