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The dancing competition celebrates a long run on TV, partially due to the show’s operational secrets. One example: Dancing with the Stars keeps a list of celebrities who they want to come on the show. They ask most of these stars to join every season. Of course, this leads to a lot of rejection, but some celebs eventually cave and participate.

Which stars have stayed strong with a big N-O? Here are the fan-favorite celebrities who refuse to appear on Dancing with the Stars. One big-name reality star made her opinion on DWTS extremely clear (page 9.)

1. Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has no interest in doing this. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The actress has been in the crowd to watch the show live, so she’s definitely a fan. However, when she was asked if she would put on her dancing shoes, she said no. “They’ve knocked,” she said according to NBC Los Angeles. “No one was home.”

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