While Phil Hellmuth’s status as the lead man behind Ultimate Bet and their 30% rakeback deals may be up in the air, he’s still made time to entertain the online poker world through Twitter. Hellmuth’s latest Tweet reveals that he might appear as a contestant on the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.”
Hellmuth’s recent Tweet read, “OMG! Phil Hellmuth (me!) on ‘Dancing with the Stars!’ Outrageous! Might make a fool of myself on worldwide television one more time.” If this Twitter post is accurate, Hellmuth would be the first professional poker player to appear on Dancing with the Stars.
Now in its 12th season, Dancing with the Stars debuted in 2005, and has been one of ABC’s highest rated shows ever since. Last season’s cast included singer Michael Bolton, former NBA star Rick Fox, singer Brandy, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, and reality TV star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. Actress Jennifer Gray won Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars.
Hellmuth has no real dancing experience to speak of, but his appearance on the show could be good for internet poker since new players might be attracted to the game. Of course, if Hellmuth is extremely bad, potential players could reject the notion of playing online poker too. And this would be a huge shame since they’d miss out on all of the great rakeback offers.
We’ll just have to wait and see because Hellmuth hasn’t even been officially announced as a contestant. The cast for Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars will be announced in January, so we won’t have to wait long to see. In the meantime, you can kick back and look for some of the excellent online poker deals that are currently being offered by poker sites.