By Mark Memmott

The Hammer is coming to Dancing with the Stars, and we don't mean M.C.

In typically hyper TV style, the ABC show announced today that former House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, will be among the 16 "celebrities" in the coming season:

As DeLay's website says, along with former House speaker Newt Gingrich he was "responsible for developing the issues and policies that formed the Republican agenda" after the 1994 "historic Republican victory."

DeLay got "the Hammer" nickname because he was the lawmaker who kept other House Republicans in line.

Now, can he stay in step?

And will ultimate fighter Chuck Liddell have to separate potty-mouthed Kelly Osbourne and DeLay at some point?

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9:20 - August 17, 2009