Lucky reporter Jessi Cruickshank of eTalk got an early taste of the action when she interviewed the DWTS Season 14 cast on Week 3. Her backstage interviews start around the 5:15 mark of this video. The best part is when she gets the Ukrainian brothers to teach her the art of ballroom sexiness.
“If Maks and I were to practice our smoldering hot chemistry,” Jessi asked Maks and Melissa Gilbert, “how might that — just for journalism's sake...?” So Maks, ever game, got right up against her, face to face, put his hands through her hair, rubbed her body and kissed her neck. Total erotica stuff. "That was real, right?” she said after. “That was all real?"
Next up was Val. He started by kissing Jessi’s hand, then put it behind his neck. Then he went in with a kiss to her own neck. But Val’s partner, Sherri Shepherd, basically spoiled the seduction — at least on this end — by giving a running commentary. "There you go,” she said, watching the Val and Jessi show. “Do you feel it? Do you feel it? There you go. That's what I'm talking about. That's what you get every week if you dance with this man." What, you get Sherri’s commentary track? Let sexy be, lady!
Anyway, we’re not quite sure we *fully* understood the lesson, so if Maks and Val could just show us next time — “just for journalism’s sake” — that would be great. Thanks!
Watch the next Dancing With the Stars performance on Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.