HGTV’s Jonathan Scott spoke with PEOPLE while at the Toronto international Film Festival and revealed that he was asked to compete on Dancing with the Stars along with his brother Drew!
“We’re very different, I’m much more relaxed and I feel like I’ve got a little bit of a natural rhythm,” Jonathan says of his decision to opt out. “If I didn’t have 17 construction projects on the go right now that I can’t step away from, I would be there. They wanted us both to do it — they wanted Drew and I to go head-to-head.”
Jonathan joked that if time permits that he may make an appearance on the show and switch places with his brother to fool the judges. “We may have discussed that if Drew gets injured, we just swap costumes, I step in and win the whole thing for him,” Jonathan shared. “I wonder if the judges would even notice — we should try it! Not even for the real competition, we should see if I walked out in the costume if the judges could even tell the difference.”
Jonathan admitted that he finds it quite amusing to watch Drew go through the beginning phases of learning to dance with his pro dancer partner Emma Slater. “Drew is very analytical…so I said to him, ‘You have to practice smiling!’ Because Drew is very serious,” Jonathan shared. “He’s very competitive, so he’ll do well. If anyone can whip him into shape, it will be Emma. She just makes it fun and she knows how to win, so let’s go for two Mirror Balls in a row!”
The Dancing with the Stars premiere is set to air on September 18.