If you're a male celeb on Dancing With the Stars and you want to get to the Finals, your odds go up if you’re paired with Cheryl Burke. She's been on DWTS since Season 2 and she excels at getting her partners to the end — she's been there seven times, including her two wins, and she's gotten close with fourth place three times. Her partners have never been eliminated first.
It's hard to imagine a pro NOT being excited to have a great shot at winning, but Cheryl admitted it’s happened to her.
Cheryl was recently on Bethenny — talking about her love life and DWTS hookups and playing a backstage game of "Would You Ever?"
Here’s one question Cheryl took on: "Would you ever be happy if you and your Dancing With the Stars partner lost, if the partner had been a pain the whole season." Cheryl did not hesitate, she answered, "Yeah, I mean there's many times when my partner has been a pain in the ass and I was like 'Please vote us off! Please vote us off!' and then we make it to the end and I just want to, like, shoot myself and check into rehab."
Ouch! You know, DWTS pros and celebs, all you have to do is make it more obvious that you don't want to be there, and unless your name is Bristol Palin, fans will probably honor your request and stop voting for you.
But who could Cheryl mean? She's gotten to the end with Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Cristian de la Fuente, Gilles Marini, Rob Kardashian, William Levy, and Jack Osbourne. Any theories on which partner (or partners, if there were many) made Cheryl wish her DWTS days were over? This is probably common to a lot of pros, especially if they get stuck with a diva.
The DWTS Season 18 cast will be revealed this Tuesday, March 4, and we hope Cheryl and her partner get along well enough that they want to make it to the end. With Cheryl’s track record, they should at least get close!
Season 18 premieres Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.