"Psycho" Mike is ready for his "Dancing with the Stars" debut, but is America ready for "Psycho" Mike? We're at his top-secret rehearsal with pro partner Lacey Schwimmer!
For the uninitiated, Mike Catherwood is a Los Angeles radio personality, best known for being the co-host of Loveline Radio with Dr. Drew Pinsky as well as the Kevin & Bean Morning Show on KROQ-FM.
Mike tells ET that when the idea of joining the show was broached, he said to himself, "'Where are my colleagues hiding, because they're clearly pulling a prank on me -- is there a hidden camera?' … Then I realized they were serious and I said, 'No, I do not want to be on that show.'"
So what changed his mind? "I figured it's not as if I haven't done way more embarrassing stuff already," says Mike. "So why turn down an awesome opportunity like this?"
Mike also credits pals Steve-O, Jeff Ross and Adam Carolla for paving the way on the show: "Even if they went into it reluctantly, they all came away having nothing but positive things to say about it," says Mike.
Season 12 of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday night, March 21, on ABC.