As Dancing With the Stars, the competition amps up and so does the intensity according to Peta Murgatroyd.

In a piece with In Touch Weekly, Peta revealed specifics about her training regimen with contestant and former Bachelor, Sean Lowe.

"We have been rehearsing for 7-9 hours a day, splitting the time up between the mornings and evenings. I never let Sean leave unless I'm the one that's tired. Unless I'm exhausted and I literally cannot teach or talk any longer, than we can go home."

But beyond the time they are spending together in the physical exertion of training and dancing, Peta also suggested that they are developing a bit of an emotional connection as well.

"I definitely know who Sean is as a person now. I know him inside and out. I know when he's feeling bad. I know when he's feeling a little bit down. I know when he's frustrated. I know when he's ecstatic, on top of the world. I know when he's thinking about something. We spend so much time together and we go through so much in one week that I feel like he's just like my brother, my family now."

An interview like this definitely won't do much to quell the murmurs of splinters in the nascent relationship Sean has with her fiance Catherine Giudici, but when that much time is being spent together, it's hard not to develop a shorthand with each other.

Source: In Touch Weekly