"He's very patient and very comforting and very — just a gentleman,” Mark explained. “With Bristol, she's not an entertainer. That's what we found out last time — you have to have a lot of patience and get through it together rather than [being like] ‘Do it now! Do it now!’ You can't be like that. So if she had gotten another partner, I feel like Tristan or maybe Louis van Amstel] would be the most suitable."
Hmm. That “Do it now!” sounds pretty familiar. On that note, the worst pairing for Bristol would've been...
"Maks," Mark said immediately.
"I would've been so scared, yeah," Bristol said, laughing.
"It would've been great TV, though," Mark said, laughing.
Yes! That's why we're surprised they didn’t go for it. But good for The Powers That Be for putting comfort before drama/ratings. Besides, Maks and his All-Stars partner Kirstie Alley complement each other beautifully.
Everyone has their perfect dance match, and things turned out OK. That said, Bristol would’ve been in great hands with Tristan — and that would’ve allowed Mark to be re-paired with his Season 5 partner, Sabrina Bryan. We wouldn’t have complained about that setup at all.
For more from Mark and Bristol, watch the whole video below.
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