LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) — Former Dancing with the Stars cast member Cheryl Burke says Sharknado actor Ian Ziering was her least favorite partner on the competition show.
TMZ said Burke made the remarks on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s Allegedly podcast, which will be released on iTunes Tuesday.
“It made me want to slit my wrists,” she joked about the intense three months she spent teaching Ziering to dance. “I was like, ‘Hey, execs!’ I was like crying to the executives. I was like: ‘Is there any way? Please just force us… Eliminate us.’ They were like: ‘We can’t. We can’t do that.’ I swear, every time I ask, we kept going. We lasted to the end.”
The pair made it to the semi-finals of Season 4. Burke left the show after Season 19. Among her other celebrity partners on the show were Antonio Sabato Jr., Drew Carey, Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Wayne Newton and D.L. Hughley.