Scott Disick is not known for many things. He’s the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three kids. He’s, unfortunately, been to rehab a few times. And he’s got a reputation for being a hard-partying, money-obsessed ladies man. Now Disick will be known for trying to get a lot of money out of Dancing with the Stars.
A report from TMZ says that Scott Disick is looking to make a cool $500,000 just to join the show in the spring. Producers of Dancing with the Stars had reportedly offered him $125,000 guaranteed, with his payment going up to $345,000 if he made it into the finals, which is generally what stars get to compete on the program (celebrities usually give their salary to charity). But, Disick isn’t hearing any of that, and negotiations are currently at a standstill.
Scott Disick has gained a lot of attention due to his appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The reality personality has divided audiences because of his treatment of Kourtney Kardashian, and his reliance on his party boy lifestyle despite having a family at home. Disick will be the third member of the Kardashian extended family to appear on the celebrity dance competition. Kim Kardashian competed in 2008, and her brother Rob tried his hand at the competition in 2011, placing second.
Dancing with the Stars started in 2005 and is based on a British dance competition known as Strictly Come Dancing. The show pairs one celebrity with a professional dancer and has the couple compete against others to win the votes of the show’s judges and the audience. Couples are eliminated each week until one duo is left standing to win the program’s coveted mirror ball trophy.
Scott Disick wouldn’t, by any means, be the only reality star to grace the Dancing with the Stars stage. A wide variety of personalities have competed on the show, and include people who call upon a lot of different careers for their bread and butter. In 21 seasons, 236 celebrities have danced for the judges, with a total of 46 different professional dancers being partnered with those celebrities. Competitors have included Billy Dee Williams, Donny Osmond, Cloris Leachman, Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, soap star Kelly Monaco, country singer Kellie Pickler, boxer Evander Holyfield and model Paulina Porizkova.
Since the new season won’t air for a few months, there is still time for Dancing with the Stars to reach an agreement with Scott Disick. And, he might want to reconsider his asking fee. He’s not exactly liked by reality show fans, and an appearance on the long-running show might go a long way toward rehabbing his public persona. Provided, that is, that he takes the gig seriously and tries to actually get it right. After all, if you don’t like someone who can rumba, how do you like anyone?