Dancing With the Stars 2013: Peta Murgatroyd “Fell in Love” With Sean Lowe on The Bachelor
Before she knew she would be paired with Sean Lowe on Dancing With the StarsSeason 16, Peta Murgatroyd happened to switch on the TV one day and watched four episodes of The Bachelor back-to-back. "And I actually kind of fell in love with Sean as well," the pro dancer laughed to OK! "I was like 'Wow, this guy's great. He's got everything a girl would ever want.'"
And now they're dancing together. Peta said rehearsals have been "great but very interesting" because Sean is a 6'3" ex-football player "so it's quite hard to get a large guy like that to get down and get dirty ... it's been a bit of a challenge in that way but he's strong and he's dedicated and he's driven." They have the Foxtrot as their first dance and she said Sean is better in hold, when there's structure, than when he's on his own.
Peta told On the Air With Ryan Seacrest (via Us Weekly) that Sean "has already got some pretty good moves down. I definitely think Sean's gonna make it far. I think he's got all the determination and drive to win that Mirror Ball." She sees Kellie Pickler or Aly Raisman in the finals as well. "I see them being the frontrunners from the beginning," she told OK!, since they already have the performance aspects down. So she expects to see them in the final three — along with Sean, of course.
Sean had said he was doing DWTS to make his fiancee Catherine Giudici proud at their TV wedding. Peta joked to Ryan Seacrest that she had already kind of invited herself to the wedding. "I'm gonna do the Waltz for them. They're gonna be dancing it. I'll just teach it." And Catherine will be with them every step of the way, during DWTS rehearsals and watching the live shows. "She'll definitely be there every week at the show on Monday nights," Peta told Ryan. "I'm happy that she's gonna be there supporting us."
Even though she loved him too (on TV, anyway), the newly single Peta is thrilled for Sean and Catherine. "Oh they're so cute, they're so in love together. ... They're just so loved-up."