Sharna Burgess and Cheryl Burke had been two notable DWTS professionals who didn’t participate within the present’s touching tribute to late head decide Len Goodman through the October 24 episode. Brian Austin Inexperienced, Sharna’s fiancé, took to Instagram to voice his outrage over Sharna and Cheryl not being invited again to honor Len. He additionally known as out Sharna’s DWTS “household” and claimed nobody stated something concerning the snub.
“I can’t start to inform you how disappoined [sic] to not be invited for the tribute final night time,” the 50-year-old wrote on Instagram. “It’s disappointing as effectively that none of her ‘household within the ballroom’ caught up for her or spoke out. She’s an unbelievable soul and has at all times been a pal to everybody. She deserved higher. #familystickstogether”
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star additionally added in his caption, “She wasn’t even invited to take a seat within the stands and watch. Disgrace on that group of individuals. Kindness is an motion, and so is love @cherylburke ought to have been there as effectively.”
Forward of the tribute, Cheryl posted a heartfelt and tearful video on Instagram to honor Len. The previous DWTS professional stated Len had a “enormous impression” on her life and praised Len for “at all times standing by what was proper it doesn’t matter what.” She famous that the ballroom legend was a “enormous half” of why Dancing with the Stars turned such a “huge hit.”
Cheryl ended her video by sending her fellow professionals collaborating within the tribute “a lot love.” She added, “I do know that Len would give your efficiency an 11 if he may.”
The present’s tribute dance featured the returns of a number of former professionals, together with Maks Chmerkovskiy, Kym Johnson-Herjavec, Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Edyta Śliwińska, Louis van Amstel, and Mark Ballas. Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy choreographed an attractive routine set to Henry Mancini’s traditional “Moon River.” His spouse, Sue Barrett, watched from the viewers.
Len died in April 2023 on the age of 78 following a battle with bone most cancers. On the finish of season 31, introduced his retirement. That very same season, Cheryl stated she can be retiring from ballroom dancing. Sharna revealed on her podcast Oldish that she was not requested again for season 32, and the choice was a “enormous shock” to her. Dancing with the Stars season 32 airs Tuesdays on ABC and Disney+.