Professional dancer Cheryl Burke and her movie star accomplice Cody Rigsby haven’t been in a position to compete within the ballroom on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” for 2 weeks as a consequence of optimistic COVID-19 instances on each components.
During the third episode of season 30, which aired on Monday, October 4, 2021, the couple competed individually and nearly from every of their houses. They carried out a jazz routine that was choreographed and taught over Zoom in the course of the week.
The judges, on the finish of the routine, gave them an 18 out of 30 and advised them that it was unfair to place them up in opposition to the routines within the ballroom because it simply did not have the identical impact.
Rigsby & Burke Have Reacted Negatively to the Scores
Separately, Rigsby and Burke have reacted negatively to the scores. On the a part of the skilled dancer, she needs she would have gotten some credit score for all the things that the dancers needed to do so as to prepare for the reside stream from their very own houses.
“Look, the scores are the scores,” Burke advised Us Weekly on October 4. “It would have been good – I may have accepted the sixes if they might have not less than acknowledged what was performed, what was being performed right here, you understand.”
She mentioned that the 2 needed to get each single a part of the production-ready themselves, which isn’t a part of their normal routine.
“There was no, like, ‘Oh my God, you weren’t simply dancers,” Burke shared. “It was only a lot. And then not figuring out if we had been dancing till Thursday, you understand… it’s what it’s.”
Rigsby Was ‘Hurt’ by The Low Scores
While speaking to the press after the show, Rigsby shared that he was “damage just a little bit” by the scores however nonetheless wished to search out the “mild and the enjoyment of the scenario.”
According to Page Six, Rigsby added, “It wasn’t underneath the proper circumstances however I nonetheless had a lot enjoyable doing this. It was actually a dream come true.”
While showing on Burke’s “Pretty Messed Up” podcast, Rigsby admitted that he was apprehensive earlier than the show aired that they could get eradicated.
“How are we going to drag this off? Are folks going to guage us for this?” Rigsby remembered asking himself earlier than the show aired, referring to his COVID analysis. “I even textual content a few of the castmates like earlier than the show, saying I hope no person’s mad at me. Like, do not be mad at me please. I did not need it to be this manner.”
Burke assured her accomplice that the opposite dancers weren’t upset. She shared that she texted Jenna Johnson earlier than the show to ensure nobody was saying that it wasn’t honest or that they might quite the couple be eradicated.
“They’re completely rooting for you,” Burke advised Rigsby within the clip of the podcast.
Rigsby then shared that, though “Dancing With the Stars” is a contest, he is develop into shut with a few of the different cast members and everybody has been supportive of his journey.
“It’s not all the time like that, by the way in which,” Burke added.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern daylight time on ABC.