“Dancing with the Stars” pro, Cheryl Burke, is opening up about a former dance partner she had in season 4.
TMZ reports that Burke is revealing in an interview why Ian Ziering was her least favorite cast member on the hit ABC reality show. The confession is heard on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s “Allegedly” podcast.
“My least favorite [partner] would be Ian Ziering,” Burke spills. “The fact that is name is not EE-AN and it’s EYE-AN makes me want to throw up.”
She said that the former “90210” star drove her crazy 24/7, and it was so bad that it made her “want to slit [her] wrists.”
“It made me want to slit my wrists,” Cheryl said. “I was like crying to executives. I was like is there any way to please to just eliminate us? They’re like we can’t. We can’t do that and I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going. We would last till the end.”
Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering were eliminated in the semi-finals back in season 4, but the “DWTS” pro says she practically begged producers to cut them way before that ever took place.
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When Ian was eliminated off “Celebrity Apprentice” for his offensive attitude, Cheryl insists viewers were witnessing a truer side of the star.
“That’s the true colors that they didn’t show on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” she said.
“Captivating” and “very intense” were how hosts of the show characterized Ziering.
“Think of spending time with that for like eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week for three months,” Cheryl explained.
The podcast will be released on iTunes Tuesday.
What do you think of Cheryl Burke bashing Ian Ziering years after competing with him on “Dancing with the Stars”?