On the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, Val Chmerkovskiy had no problem telling his partner, Elizabeth Berkley, that he used to have a crush on another Saved by the Bell star —Kelly Kapowski, played by Tiffani Thiessen.
And he wasn’t shy about showing off his fanboy status when he sported a Kelly T-shirt on his way to DWTS practice with Elizabeth, who played Jessie Spano on the hit 90s show, on Wednesday!
The pro dancer, 27, had fun pointing to the shirt as he was photographed. Elizabeth, 41, was seen laughing and smiling walking into rehearsal – and even brought along her 14-month-old son, Sky.
In a clip that aired on the first DWTS episode, Val admitted to the actress that he learned English by watching her show, which aired from 1989 to 1993.
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He then told her, “Honestly, I was a fan of the other one.”
“Are you serious? Oh my God!” she answered. Maks’ younger brother laughed it off, and then said, “I had a crush on the other one. What was her name?”
After Elizabeth revealed it’s Kelly Kapowski, Val explained he was more attracted to Kelly because of her Polish-Russian last name.
At the end of their rehearsal, he told her she did a great job, and then joked, “Kelly Kapowski would have probably been a little better!”
So, SBTB fans, are you Team Kelly or Team Jessie?!
Check out the funny bit below:
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