The dancing pro said the ‘90210’ alumni made her want to ‘slash her wrists’.
Cheryl Burke has been helping celebrities learn to foxtrot and tango on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ for 18 seasons now, but there’s one name she’d rather forget, actor Ian Ziering. During an appearance on the ‘Allegedly’ podcast, Burke didn't hold back when asked to name her least favourite partner, singling out the ‘90210’ star.
Cheryl Burke did not enjoy being partnered with Ian Ziering on 'DWTS'.
"My least favorite [partner] would be Ian Ziering," Burke confessed (via TMZ). "The fact that his name is not EE-AN and it's EYE-AN makes me want to throw up.” Hosts Matt Weiss and Theo Von then admitted that they weren’t too fond of the actor’s behaviour during his time on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’, but Burke says that was Ziering’s true self.
"That's the true colours that they didn't show on Dancing With the Stars," she continued. “Think of spending time with that for like eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week for three months.” Despite their differences Burke and Ziering made it to fourth place on ‘DWTS’s’ season four, but Burke would have rather ended their run early.
"It made me want to slit my wrists," she said. "I was like crying to executives. I was like is there any way to please to just eliminate us? They're like we can't. We can't do that and I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going. We would last till the end.”
Along with Ziering, Burke has also been partnered with stars including wrestler Chris Jericho, Rob Kardashian, Jack Osbourne and Drew Carey. The 31-year-old dancer has won the mirrorball trophy twice, first with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey and again with ex-NFL player Emmitt James Smith.