Fans were shocked when the Abby Lee Dance Company instructor announced that she would be leaving her show — and they were even more shocked when a report claimed that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke would take her place! But she seemingly confirmed that she’s started filming the upcoming season and she even threw a little shade at Abby in the process.
“Breaking the curse,” the 32-year-old wrote in the caption of a shot of four of Abby’s former students — Chloe Lukasiak, Camryn Bridges, Nia Sioux and Reagan Martin.
“I'm so excited to see this!!! And so glad someone pulled Chloe out of retirement. Stoked to see where these girls go next under your leadership,” one fan wrote, and another commented, “Now that Cheryl is [on] the show, I would start watching.”
Abby explained in a lengthy Instagram rant that she decided to quit because she was constantly clashing with producers of the show — and she said that she couldn’t wait for someone else to experience the frustration she experienced over the past nearly seven years on the series.
“If she had to go what I go through every day, I would be flippin’ thrilled,” the 50-year-old told E! News.
She explained that Cheryl would be taking a step down after going from her job as a dancer on DWTS to Dance Moms. She explained that the producers and costume designers aren’t up to par on the Lifetime reality series as they are on ABC’s hit competition show.
“But I think they will treat her differently, I think everybody will be on their toes,” she continued. “I think that Lifetime will pour a ton of money into advertising because they want to prove [to] me that I was nothing and I was nobody, and they saved me.”
** Scroll through the gallery below to see Abby's weight loss transformation!**