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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. eyes ‘Dancing With the Stars’ offer

Shall he dance? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and daughter Kathleen (Kick) KennedyDesiree Navarro/WireImage Shall he dance? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and daughter Kathleen (Kick) Kennedy

Ain’t that a kick in the head? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is considering appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.”

The environmentalist’s daughter, Kick, spilled the news on her Instagram account by posting a text message marked from “Father” seeking advice on the idea.

“I just got solicited to do a show called dancing with the stars,” said the message, “They will pay me $ 150,000 to commit and additional $ 350,000 if I make it into the semifinals in a televised dance contest. I know that some of you have seen me dance and I thought it advisable to consult you as I consider this offer.”

The initial figure tallies with a 2010 Hollywood Reporter story saying contestants make $ 125,000 on signing up, with a “$ 345,000 pot up for grabs during the 10 weeks of airtime.”

It wouldn’t be the first time Kennedy has cut a rug in public. At his high-profile wedding to actress Cheryl Hines on Aug. 2, the pair did their first dance to Adele ’s “Make You Feel My Love” in front of some 250 guests.

Although Camelot succumbed to reality TV when Jackie Onassis’ relative Carole Radziwill joined the “The Real Housewives of New York,” this would be the first time a Kennedy has appeared in the sometimes-seedy genre.

Reps for Kennedy and the show declined to comment.


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The Olsen twins on the CFDA Awards red carpet in JuneJennifer Mitchell/for New York Daily News The Olsen twins on the CFDA Awards red carpet in June


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