Davy Jones of The Monkees turned down ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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In their quest to get some bigger names on this coming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” it’s inevitable that you are going to get turned down a number of times in the process.

While we’ve heard buzz here and there that the show went after such people as Lindsay Lohan and Snooki from “Jersey Shore,” Davy Jones from 1960s supergroup The Monkees confirmed in a recent discussion that producers reached out to him to express their interest. His answer? The timing simply is not right anymore:

“If I want to go out there and compete … maybe there was a phone call a couple days ago to go on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ If they would have called me three years ago, I would have said yes. What am I dancing against, a boxer and a baseball player? Do you know what I mean? I’m a song and dance man, you know.”

While The Monkees were in the middle of their peak, Jones helped perform such memorable hits as “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” and “Daydream Believer” — unfortunately, it appears that the only place we are going to be seeing Davy dancing is in our daydreams.

The new cast for the upcoming “Dancing” season (which will premiere September 19 on ABC) is likely to be announced in mid-August. Who do you want to see on board?

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