Red is the color of passion, blood, stop signs and hoods worn by girls attacked by wolves. It’s also Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s explanation for why she and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy keep getting into spats season after season.

Carrie Ann co-hosted Live! With Kelly on Thursday, and at one point she read a report to the audience about red cars being most likely to be pooped on by birds. So the conversation was already strange to begin with. Kelly Ripa said she thought if you had a red car you were more likely to get pulled over by the police. Carrie Ann said that was also true.

"And if your name is Carrie Ann Inaba and you work on a show called Dancing With the Stars and you wear red, you are bound to get into a fight with Maks," Carrie Ann added. The audience went quiet, not seeming to know how to react. Kelly asked if that was true about Maks. Carrie Ann answered, "Yes, every time I wear red we go out to the set and they go 'Uh oh.'"

Kelly said it's because Carrie Ann and Maks have "a sexual chemistry." Carrie Ann paused in mock shock, then said "Nooo!" She said it's because they are both passionate Capricorns and whenever she wears red on set, everyone prepares for battle. Even hot-blooded Italian judge gets nervous — when he’s not busy hanging out backstage in his underwear.

So, yeah, it was an interesting day with Carrie Ann. But now we know — the next time we see her wear red at the judges’ table, she’s spoiling for a fight.

Source: Live! With Kelly

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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