Bill Nye The Science Guy To Compete On Dancing With The Stars


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One of the greatest memories held dear by many children of the 90's was walking in to science class to see that the T.V., big and clunky and gorgeous, had been rolled in on that black, metal cart with the dingy wheels that squeaked. The joy didn't come so much from not having to do worksheets or listen to the teacher for the day, so much as it came from knowing what awaited you once the screen turned on. Sitting with crossed legs and wide eyes and giant grins, kids would sing along as that glorious anthem began...

Don't even try to pretend that you didn't sing along.

Fans of Bill Nye the Science Guy will be thrilled to know that the newest line-up for the cast of the next season of Dancing With The Stars include none other than the science guy himself! According to the show's official website, combination engineer-and-comedian will be waltzing, tangoing, and sashaying his way across the dance floor with new-to-the-show professional dancer, Tyne Stecklein.

The announcement of Bill's participation has caused a bit of a buzz on the internet, with many a person happy to see their childhood icon back in the spot light, this time with dancing shoes instead of a lab coat. Among other sites, such as Tumblr and Facebook, Twitter was, of course, full of neat quips concerning Bill's new status as a dancer, including some words from the science guy, himself.

The show will premiere on Monday, September 16 at 8/7 central time.

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