Dancing With the Stars’ Cheryl Burke Wants All-Athletes Season, Another Judge
The good news is, it sounds like Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke may be sticking around for Season 16. A few months ago, there were rumors that she might be skipping the spring 2013 season to pursue other projects. Anyway, she talked to toofab about the past and future of DWTS, including reports that producers are looking to cast “bad” dancers this season, since All-Stars was a ratings disappointment. “I don't think we need bad dancers,” Cheryl answered. “The beauty of the show is to see someone with no dance experience and see the journey they go through. Last season [All-Stars] everyone was already so good so it wasn't as fun [to watch].”
She was asked about entertainers vs. athletes on the show, with athletes tending to be perfectionists. “I've been competing since I was 13,” Cheryl said. “I always been trained, same with athletes. You don't have to walk on eggshells with them. Our show is a competition, and if you can't take direction, you shouldn't be on it.” Cheryl said her dream partner would be a male soccer player or male tennis player. (We’ve been wanting Landon Donovan on the show for a while...) “I'd love to do an all-athlete season,” she said.
What changes would Cheryl like to see on DWTS? “I love our judges so much but adding another judge would be interesting. Also, the stage is not intimate enough. Dance is intimate. When [the producers] made it bigger, people couldn't relate to what's going on.”
What do you think? Would you like an all-athlete season? Adding a judge (or replacing one)? Do you think the stage isn’t intimate enough? That one was never on our list, but whatever makes the dances better for the pros is fine by us.