Dance pro Cheryl Burke has won the mirror ball trophy on “Dancing With the Stars” twice, once with Drew Lachey and once with Emmitt Smith. Will she do it a third time with comedian D.L. Hughley? According to Parade magazine on March 4, she’s ready.
"I was happy to see that I finally had a comedian," she said. "People always associate me with sports players, so it's nice to have someone that just doesn't take himself too seriously, but still wants to work hard at the same time."
"We've only done two rehearsals so far, and it's just been really fun. It's my first time having a comedian on the show, so it's nice and refreshing to not take things too seriously. But he definitely does want to go far in the competition and he says he wants to win, so he's working hard. There's a great balance."
But can he dance? This is, after all, “Dancing With the Stars.”
"He's doing good. He's very rhythmic, which is a very good sign. It's always too early to tell when you've just rehearsed a couple of days, but he's just trying to get used to the dance shoes, and loosening his hips up, and coordinating everything together. It's just those first baby steps. I will know more later if he has potential or not. Right now, we're just focusing on learning how to walk. We'll see what happens."
According to Cheryl Burke, her partner feels that the other comedian on the show, Andy Dick, will be his biggest competition. He doesn’t seem worried about Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman or boxer Victor Ortiz at all.
Tune in on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. eastern time on ABC to watch Cheryl Burke and D.L. Hughley perform their first dance. Don’t miss a step!