“Dancing With the Stars” alum Kate Flannery was not too long ago requested about competing on season 28 and she or he says that James Van Der Beek was “robbed” of the win. She additionally weighed in on Tyra Banks changing Tom Bergeron and talked about what a present happening the show was for her.
Flannery Said Van Der Beek ‘Should Have Won’
Comedian and actress Kate Flannery competed on season 28 of “Dancing With the Stars,” coming in seventh place alongside her accomplice Pasha Pashkov. On a latest interview with the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, Flannery revealed that she was truly good buddies with James Van Der Beek earlier than they competed on the show collectively and she or he thinks he was fully robbed of the Mirrorball Trophy.
“It’s humorous, James and I had carried out a bunch of recreation reveals. We did ‘Match Game’ and I believe we did ‘The Soup’ collectively just a few instances. So, I knew James, so yeah. I nonetheless suppose he received robbed. He ought to have gained,” mentioned Flannery.
“Bachelorette” Hannah Brown was the winner that season and Van Der Beek’s elimination in fifth place got here as fairly a shock. In truth, choose Carrie Ann Inaba revealed on an episode of “The Talk” that Van Der Beek’s elimination hit her actually exhausting as a result of on the identical episode the place he was eradicated, he revealed that he and his spouse Kim had simply misplaced a child to a miscarriage.
“It was heartbreaking. I went dwelling, and I vomited,” mentioned Inaba, including, “As a choose, I’ve to guage the dance. I do know on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ we show their tales and we get to know them, they usually develop into household, and their ache is my ache.”
Flannery Also Said DWTS Was a ‘Huge Gift’ To Her
James Van Der Beek on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
In the interview, Flannery revealed that the show approached her and initially she mentioned no as a result of she thought she was too old. But the producers had been “extraordinarily persistent” and now she’s so glad that she did it.
“This complete artwork type was opened to me and certain, it is a competitors, however I simply love the day by day processes. Really, actually fascinating and enjoyable,” mentioned Flannery, including, “I actually had a good time. It was actually, actually exhausting, however it was so — the method was so superb for me. And then I received to do the tour. I received to do 45 of my 54 reveals, however I used to be doing extra reveals than anyone and I used to be the oldest contestant within the tour, so it was loopy.”
She additionally praised newcomer Pasha Pashkov for being “an awesome instructor,” however did say that “Dancing With the Stars” is simply as exhausting as you suppose it’s.
“You begin [training] 4 hours a day. You rapidly, rapidly go to eight [hours]. I believe the primary two weeks you get a time off after which after that, you do not get a time off. So it is quite a bit and the world is watching,” revealed the actress.
She Also Defended the Show Changing Hosts
Like lots of people who work in show enterprise, Flannery is aware of that “change occurs” and she or he thinks Tyra Banks is doing an awesome job as the brand new host, changing Tom Bergeron, who had hosted the show since its inception.
“Tom is the best, however I imply, I believe Tyra is doing nice. You know, it is a bummer as a result of I really feel just like the followers actually liked Tom, there’s a lot coronary heart, however you already know, change occurs,” mentioned Flannery, including, “There are large dangers after they do that, however on the similar time, there’s an evolution they usually’re about to hit their thirtieth season, which is loopy.”
“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 is anticipated to premiere in September 2021 on ABC, whereas “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” airs its sequence finale on June 10, 2021.
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