“Here's a little inside tip of what we go through. We don't know who we get until they walk into that ballroom,” he says.
As for his past partners, Tony has had his fair share of lovely ladies. “I've [danced with] Audrina Patridge and Stacy Keibler, Melissa Rycroft. I've been paired up with every range as far as age goes, and I've enjoyed every single one of them. Every season, I have a different story that develops with me. Where some of the other people have the same story. I've been lucky to meet so many wonderful people and they all remain friends.” Well, maybe all except Kate Gosselin, right Tony?
Does Tony feel jealous that Derek Hough has won back-to-back trophies? Not at all. “To me, if you leave with friends, you leave a winner. If you leave with a trophy and no friends, you didn't win anything.”