No awkwardness here! Sharna Burgess will not be returning to Dancing With the Stars‘ new season, but that doesn’t mean she still can’t hang with her former coworkers. The 34-year-old had lunch with the show’s host, Tom Bergeron, according to an Instagram photo she shared on Tuesday, September 3.
“Had a hot lunch date today 😉 Always family 💕 loved seeing your face @tombergeron, you are an awesome human,” she captioned the pic. Tom, 64, also posted a few snaps on his account further proving the two are pretty close pals. “Lunched and laughed with @sharnaburgess today,” he wrote. “If ‘making lemonade out of lemons’ is a proverb about resilience, this dynamo has plans for some very creative lemonade stands.”
While you may not see the redheaded beauty on DWTS anymore, you can catch her season 16 of So You Think You Can Dance along with former costar Artem Chigvintsev. It turns out the pair of professional dancers have teamed up to choreograph a routine together, according to an Instagram Story Sharna posted on the same day as her lunch date with Tom. While she mentioned she can’t reveal many details, she did say “it’s a lot of fun,” and encouraged fans to stay tuned.
Like Sharna, Artem won’t be returning to DTWS’ new season, and similar to her, he has nothing but positive things to say about the series. “I just want to say how sad it makes me feel not to be part of Season 28 of DWTS,” he captioned an Instagram post he shared on August 21. “It’s been 10 years since I have joined this absolutely, one of a kind, incredible show! It has given me recognition as a dancer, choreographer and a teacher. I have had so many beautiful memories with all of my celebrity partners! They all have shaped me into the person that I am today.”
Needless to say, we can’t wait to see Sharna and Artem in their upcoming project!