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Betty White Rejected 'DWTS', Hating to Embarrass Audience

March 19, 2010 (4:56 am) GMT
Betty White admits that she has been asked several times to take part in 'Dancing with the Stars' but she decided to decline the offer because she doesn't 'want to embarrass the audience.'

Veteran actress turned down the chance to appear on "" over fears she would "embarrass the audience." The 88-year-old admits she has been approached several times by producers of the show, asking her to hit the dance floor.

But White is adamant she won't be donning her dancing shoes any time soon - because 83-year-old actress Cloris Leachman filled the quota for veteran stars when she appeared on the seventh season in 2008.

White tells U.S. newsman , "I have been asked. And I've thanked them very profusely. And I said, no thank you. I think Cloris Leachman took care of that whole department. It would be fun and I would love it. But I think there comes a time when ... I don't want to embarrass the audience, but Cloris did it and she did fine. So I think she's taken care of our age bracket."

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