Did you know that Cheryl Burke has been on every season of Dancing With the Stars since Season 2 (which she won)? It’s hard to imagine the show without her. Hopefully we’ll never have to, but she’s playing coy about a return for Season 19.
Chery was just on Access Hollywood, and hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush initially just assumed she’d be returning for the fall 2014 season. She recently posted a photo with this guy, joking that he was her next DWTS partner, so it sounded like she was in. However, Cheryl told Access, "I'm not sure yet. I haven't made up my mind. Things are still up in the air. ... This will be my 18th season. Officially I've spent a decade on Dancing With the Stars. I started when I was 20, I'm now 30. So I'm actually not sure yet."
Ready for a big life change … or something else? Kit immediately quipped, "You know what she's doing? Contract negotiations! Hold out, Cheryl!" Billy chided Kit for blowing Cheryl's cover. Cheryl joked, "I want a hundred million dollars a season, guys, OK? ... And I need a hot single guy or just don't even ask me back!" She laughed. She's just joking, but ABC should keep it in mind.
Cheryl is also single right now, and the Access hosts were hoping Cheryl would find someone at last night's ESPYs. She said she's really shy and doesn't go up to guys, so the men have to come up to her to make the first move. Everything in life is a negotiation!
Do you hope Cheryl returns for S19? Do you think Kit is right and these “not sure yet” pro responses are about contract ($$, benefits) talks?
DWTS Season 19 premieres Monday, September 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Source: Access Hollywood