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Dancing With The Stars

Derek Hough & Maria Menounos Insist Their Shirtless Kiss Was Just for “Fun”

On last night’s Dancing With the Stars (Season 14, Week 5: Performance), Maria Menounos and her pro partner Derek Hough performed the Argentine Tango. But their dance number was memorable more for their shirtless smooch heard ‘round the world than the (possibly overscored?) routine.

We asked Wetpaint Entertainment readers if you thought the kiss was sexy or a “sellout,” as judge Carrie Ann Inaba called it, and 65% of you said it was sexy. But don’t let all the chemistry and kisses fool you. Derek tells E! that “It was part of the fun … It was tongue and cheek, it was fun.” He continues to deny any romance between Maria and himself.

“It was like, ‘We need to do something fun here,’ and a dip doesn’t suffice and the shirt thing, everyone does that, so it was like, ‘What can we do?’ It was Latin week! We gotta go for it!” continued Derek. E! reports that the couple “insisted the kiss was just for show and in the spirit of a sexy themed night.”

Too bad, since the chemistry between these two just keeps getting hotter.

Find out who gets sent home on DWTS tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: E!

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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