Sean Spicer had more than a few embarrassing moments during time at the White House, and that trend continued Monday night in his appearance on the premiere of Dancing With the Stars. 

The 47-year-old former White House press secretary and his partner, season 25 champion Lindsay Arnold, performed a salsa routine to the Spice Girls‘ “Spice Up Your Life” on the ABC reality dance competition series. Spicer’s dancing ability was widely mocked by both judges and viewers on social media, as was his attire: a neon-green ruffled shirt and seemingly tight-fitting white pants.

Even Arnold derided Spicer for his dancing skills on Monday’s premiere of the show. Arnold said the former press secretary’s abilities were at a “pre-pre-school level.”

“He definitely isn’t natural at it,” said Arnold of her partner.

Spicer will earn at least $125,000 for appearing on Dancing With the Stars. 

Here’s a look at Spicer’s attempt at a spicy dance number:

The judges clearly showed how unimpressed they were by Spicer’s routine, as they gave him a final score of 12 out of 30 and took not-so-subtle jabs at him in their comments.

“There was some element of salsa there, not always on time or on rhythm,” said Bruno Tonioli, one of the judges.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Spicer, “I will give you best florescent shimmy of the night.”

“You were offbeat most of the dance, but you had fun,” Inaba added.

Jokes about Spicer’s performance and shirt quickly lit up Twitter:


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