For the 17th season of Dancing With the Stars, pro dancer Cheryl Burke has been sharing the inside scoop with Life & Style readers! In this week’s pre-finals edition, Cheryl talks about making it this far with partner Jack Osbourne.
I never thought this was going to happen. I thought we’d get to week five or possibly week seven. We thought for sure that it was going to be us going home last night!
We knew Bill Engvall was going to be safe because he’s been safe now for the last few weeks. Leah Remini [editor’s note/spoiler alert: Leah and her partner, Tony Dovolani, went home] has such a strong fan base, so I didn’t really know where everything would stand. We’re trying to work our hardest and stay as humble as possible, but it’s just an amazing feeling to know that people are rooting for Jack.
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I’ve said that I think people often forget that he has Multiple Sclerosis. Everyone really saw that this week and I got really emotional last night. Reality just hit all of a sudden. I’ve never had a partner like Jack before. He’s bigger than what this is all about. He’s an inspiration. Thank God we had a commercial break after that touching package aired!
Believe it or not, he’s not nervous. He’s going to thrust now that we’re in the finals. It’s been such an amazing ride. Whatever happens from here, happens from here. We’re going to enjoy this moment. Don’t get me wrong, we’re going to work hard and going to try and do the best we can do, but at the end of the day, I’m just so proud of him.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us this season and voted non-stop. It means the world to us!
Until next time,Cheryl
Check out their performances from this week — and be sure to watch them on the finale airing Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC. You can vote for them by calling 1-800-868-3402 or via Facebook and ABC.com:
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