Sherri Shepherd must REALLY want to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy on this season of Dancing With The Stars because word has it that she's been practicing for the show since December!
An eye witness has seen the View co-host entering a dance studio with Makism Chmerkovskiy, explaining:
“Sherri was spotted in early December going into the Soho Studio and Maks was there too. She had her dance shoes with her and was dressed in workout gear. I saw them dancing together."
Good thing Sherri ended up being partnered with Maks' younger brother Val, because otherwise these reports would be a little more eyebrow raising. However, some close to the show still feel like this is a form of cheating, as one source commented:
“You’re not supposed to even know who your partner is before the announcement is made, and it seems like Sherri is cheating and trying to get a leg up on the other dancers by spending way more time getting ready for the competition.”
To some it may not seem fair that she got lessons from a seasoned veteran before the other contestants had the opportunity to train with the pros, but Maksim isn't her partner. It looks to us as if Sherri just took a little extra initiative to get in shape for the show.
Find out if all that extra practice helps her out when the upcoming season of the ABC hit begins on Monday, March 19 at 8/7c.
[Image via Wenn.]
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