Wrong Move? Caitlyn Jenner Dances Away From 'DWTS' Deal At Last Minute — 'Was In Over Her Head'

Caitlyn Jenner DWTS

Jul. 20 2015, Published 7:21 a.m. ET

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Caitlyn Jenner may be a former Olympic champ, but she doesn't feel qualified to compete on Dancing with the Stars. has learned that 65-year-old Jenner "came very close" to signing a record-breaking deal with the ABC program, but she backed out at the last minute.

"At first, Caitlyn was so excited about it and nearly signed up straight away, but after careful thought and even trying out a few moves, she's realized she was in over her head," an insider tells Radar of Jenner's logic for not going forward with the show.

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"She also found she's nowhere near as powerful in her movements as she used to be and she's totally lost her confidence in her body's strength and abilities," adds the insider.

But the bigger reason may come down to competitive Jenner's ego. Reveals the insider: "The biggest reason she pulled the plug on the deal is because she doesn't want to be a laughingstock."


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