Tavis Smiley Blames Lack of Rehearsal for DWTS Elimination

Seriously, you guys need to read this. Not only does Tavis insist on talking in 3rd person, but he’s actually blaming DWTS for taking him on knowing he had a book tour. Um, dude? You’re in charge of your life, you signed on. Can you believe this guy? Be sure to read the whole article from People. Discuss.

Tavis Smiley has a bone to pick with the producers of Dancing with the Stars.

The talk-show host, who on Tuesday became the second celebrity to get booted from the competition, said there was no way he could fit in rehearsal time with his latest book tour. And the producers knew it, he insisted.

“Producers shouldn’t sign up people who can’t commit the time when they are told up front that the person is going to be on a book tour,” Smiley told PEOPLE immediately after the show. “We gave them the entire book-tour schedule in advance! This is not about sour grapes. It’s about saying I think the fans deserve to have stars on this show who have the time to commit to learning the dances so [partner Sharna Burgess] and other professionals don’t waste their time trying to do something that’s just humanly impossible.”