Arquette Turned To Stern To Make Dancing Decision

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August 31, 2011 | 7:30am EST

David Arquette only agreed to take part in Dancing With The Stars after getting his pal Howard Stern’s approval.
The Scream star has signed up to appear on the upcoming series of the contest alongside Cher’s transgender son Chaz Bono, TV star Kristin Cavallari and George Clooney’s ex Elisabetta Canalis.

Arquette has already admitted to consulting his daughter Coco, and now he’s revealed it was shock jock Stern who convinced him to sign up to the program.

He tells Sirius-XM’s Howard 100 News, “One of my first calls when I was considering it was to Howard. I asked him, ‘What do you think?’ They asked me last season too, and he said, ‘I think it would be a good opportunity for people to get to know you better,’ and that was one of my deciding factors.”

And Arquette is determined to involve the host in the dance series – by asking for his advice after every episode.

He adds, “I want him to be my backstage coach, to just help me out if he has any pointers, if he thinks I should focus on something, or what I’m doing wrong and sort of be part of the whole competition.”