"Maks is a good kisser." She also apparently had some "fun" with 29-year-old Mark Ballas. Ironically, the one partner she didn't have to look up was her least favorite partner ever, Ziering. "By the way, I also don't know anybody, so I would have to Google almost every single partner of mine, other than Ian Ziering because I used to watch actor Dustin Diamond]." Burke, who revealed that she would cry to the executives to let her and Ziering off the show early, said there's actually no way for a pro to reject a partner because of the contract they sign. She did, however, think about injuring herself as a way to get out of it. Latin–ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two.In his 17 seasons as a competing pro on the show, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up and two third-place finishes.He was eliminated from the show purportedly for his conduct.Cheryl added that she begged producers of the show to eliminate them sooner than Episode 4, but they weren’t willing to do that since the reality series works off votes from viewers and judges.
pro's appearance on Matt Weiss and Theo Vonn's "Allegedly" podcast, Burke was very open to answering and debunking a number of questions, including her extremely blunt explanation as to why she disliked being partnered with actor Ian Ziering the most."The fact that his name is not EE-AN and it's EYE-AN makes me want to throw up," she said."It made me want to slit my wrists.So when Burke was asked if she's hooked up with dancing hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy, she explained, "I think we all dated each other at one point.All of us dancers we've known each other—back to Maks, we've known each other since I was 12 and he was like maybe 15, I think he is 3 years older than me, so ya know, things happen."She clarifies that they never dated, but does share that, "He was a good kisser. People interrupt or ya know or something happens."2. I would just be like, 'hey guys, I'm injured this season.At age 13, he broke his right leg in a skiing accident and had a titanium rod put in to stabilize his leg.Doctors foresaw long-term difficulties and little possibility of a dancing career; however, he recovered and was dancing again six months later.