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Derek Hough says it ‘breaks my heart’ Leslie Jordan never got to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’


“Dancing with the Stars” judge Derek Hough said Monday night that it “breaks my heart” to hear that Leslie Jordan wanted to be on the show.

“His personality was so big, so grand and joyful and the show applauds that. It breaks my heart right now,” he said after ‘Extra’ reporter Melvin Robert explained that the actor had launched a petition 12 years ago to bring him into reality. To display.

“I wish I had known, because we would have,” Hough said. “Whenever I hear people like that vying to be on the show, I love reaching out and finding ways to fit them in somehow. Even if they’re not candidates .”

He added, “It breaks my heart that I couldn’t do this.”

Jordan, 67, known for his roles in “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” and for his big personality, died Monday in a car accident.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge Derek Hough, right, said Monday night that it “breaks my heart” to hear Leslie Jordan, left, wanting to be on the show.
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“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” her agent, David Shaul, shared in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Not only was he a mega talent and a joy to work with, but he provided emotional sanctuary for the nation at one of its most difficult times.”

Shaul added: “What he lacked in size he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, entertainer, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he left the world at the peak of his professional and personal life is the only consolation one can have today.”

Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt and Mayim Bialik in the Call Me Ken Jennings episode of "call me kat".

Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt and Mayim Bialik in the Call Me Ken Jennings episode of “Call Me Kat.”
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Production was halted on the FOX show “Call me Kat” following Jordan’s death, according to reports. He had filmed a host of episodes of the comedy with Mayim Bialik and is set to appear in each of the show’s current season episodes.

In a comedic YouTube video from 2010, Jordan said to the camera ‘I guess you’re wondering why I’m practically prostrate in grief’ as he lay in a bathrobe and sunglasses with a rag over his forehead. .

The "Dancing with the stars" Position.  (Photo by Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images via via Getty Images)

The “Dancing with the Stars” set. (Photo by Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images via via Getty Images)

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He continued: “‘Dancing With the Stars’ has turned me down I think three times now. And I guess you’re wondering why I want to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ so badly. When I was little I was in dance class. I was twirling around on the floor with my big, slightly sweaty…partner. The teacher tapped me on the shoulder. She said, “Mr. Jordan, you have to remember that the young lady is the picture. You are just the framework. ‘ I’ve been the frame all my life. I want to get on “Dancing with the Stars” where I can be the picture!”

Jordan’s cause of death has not been released.

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The actor was “pulseless and not breathing” when first responders pulled him out of his car and began saving lives after his car hit a tree in Hollywood on Monday morning, LAFD Captain Erik confirmed Scott at Fox News Digital.

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