Sharna Burgess Reveals 16 'Dancing With the Stars' Secrets: Hidden Cameras, Val's Dating Advice & More!
With the season 24 premiere of Dancing with the Stars just hours away, ET turned to one of the show's fan-favorite pro dancers, Sharna Burgess, to spill some secrets. The fiery dancer joined ET's Lauren Zima for a candid Facebook Live chat last val on dancing with the stars who is he dating, and dished all about her new partner, her dating life and her tricks to DWTS success.
Here are the 16 things we learned! Sharna thinks the ladies are the ones to beat this season. Burgess is a big fan of Jayne, whom she called "incredibly talented. Ultimately, Burgess believes the female celebs "are going to dominate a lot this season," adding that "the male celebs [and their partners], we've got our work cut out for us. But she doesn't think Heather Morris or anyone has an "unfair advantage. Does it make my job harder? Heather Morris Defends Professional Dance Experience Val on dancing with the stars who is he dating of 'Dancing With the Stars' Debut.
Burgess went on to explain that "everyone in the entertainment industry has had some sort of dance training at some point. Talking about Morris specifically, Burgess says "she's actually an incredible woman. She's a mom and, yeah, she can dance. So we're going to be able to see some incredible val on dancing with the stars who is he dating and some incredible pieces from her and [ Maksim Chmerkovskiy ].
And I think that's going to be entertaining. Sharna is the last single girl on DWTS Burgess told ET that she's taken this year to find herself again after years of being a "serial monogamist". While she acknowledges that her busy Dancing schedule does get in the way of her dating life, Burgess does know what she's looking for in a man -- someone strong and confident, who can handle her life in the public eye.
And it's a genuine concern," Burgess explained. Burgess also joked that her single status may have played in her favor when producers were casting this season. And she got some great dating advice from Val Chmerkovskiy. It looks like Val Chmerkovskiy might want to consider becoming a relationship guru when he hangs up his dancing shoes.
Burgess dished about a recent conversation she had with the year-old dancer when she was looking to get another outlook on why she's still single. You're a good-looking, beautiful, strong woman. Men are supposed to have game. Chmerkovskiy's advice changed Burgess' perspective on the situation, leading her to conclude, "maybe I haven't found the guy with the right game yet. When we asked her to return the favor for Chmerkovskiy, she admitted that "the right one hasn't come along yet [for Val], but I think he'll get swept off his feet at some point.
And I think she's going to have to be a very strong woman. He likes strong women -- strong, passionate, driven and intelligent," she continued. See you tonight Niagara Falls!! A post shared by Sharna Burgess sharnaburgess on Jan 6, at 9: Val Chmerkovskiy Addresses Amber Rose Split for the First Time: She's got "big time" baby fever! I want babies," Burgess declared, adding that it feels like everyone in her life is having babies right now. Burgess has been fully focused on her career to this point, putting a lot of love and passion into her work.
She also reminded ET that she now has a "very, very scrumptious little nephew that [she] can play with. Burgess absolutely gushed over her baby "nephew," Shai Chmerkovskiy, saying, val on dancing with the stars who is he dating is perfection! He is the most perfect little man. He's the most beautiful blend of the two of them [Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy]. He has Peta's gorgeous lips. He's going to break some hearts when he's older. When it comes to Shai's parents, Burgess has nothing but praise for the way Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy are balancing raising their newborn with their work on the show.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Praises Peta Murgatroyd for Returning to 'DWTS' 2 Months After Giving Birth. Speaking of Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd, Burgess revealed that she will be a bridesmaid in their upcoming wedding! She couldn't share more details about the big day because she didn't want to get in trouble with her friends, but teased that the event "will be absolutely stunning and magical and the most perfect day. From everything [I've heard], it's just going to be unbelievable.
Burgess is most excited to share the big day with Murgatroyd, who has been a close friend of hers for 10 years, saying that it's "phenomenal" to watch her pal grow into a mother and bride-to-be. The dancer admitted that she'll be emotional on dating profile helper big day, saying, "I will cry enough for everybody! How do the minds behind DWTS choose the partnerships?
Burgess confirmed that the pro dancers have no say about who they're going to dance with each season. As far as the process of pairing the couples, Burgess speculated that "[the producers] put all of our photos on a big board somewhere, and talk about us as people, and probably psychoanalyze us, and figure out how they can get stories out of us. We never know how they do it. You want there to be story and ups and downs. Burgess describes her season 22 partnership with "incredibly talented" Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as a "roller coaster.
However, while the two were partners on the show, Burgess says, "it took us a minute to find our chemistry and our vibe and understand each other and be able to work well with each other. He was so, so talented and lovable," she explains. It sort of, just came off a little bit awkward. We found our groove by like, week five, but by then people had already picked their favorites, so it was too late. Thank you for giving me your all, for thriving in the countless hours of me saying 'again' 'from the top' and 'one more time', for allowing me to push you beyond your limits and for always believing in yourself, believing in me and believing in us as a team.
I have loved getting to know you and especially loved watching you grow. No matter what happens tonight Let's kill it, let's leave it all on the floor and hopefully get to do it all one more time next week. A post shared by Sharna Burgess sharnaburgess on May 16, at Which dance partners she still keeps in touch with: She keeps in touch with all three, still texting and catching up on FaceTime calls occasionally.