Bobby Bones got some laughs with his impromptu flossing at the end of his foxtrot on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars,” but one person was not amused by his rogue freestyle: his partner Sharna Burgess. “Right now, I’m mad at him,” Burgess told “Entertainment Tonight” after the show.
The Nashville radio host tossed in the viral dance move right before he was supposed to sit down on a bench to end the elegant routine, set to Frank Sinatra‘s “New York, New York” for New York City night. Burgess facepalmed as he flossed, which left the judges searching for words to describe what they saw and asking if that was planned. “I was feeling it in my heart,” Bones explained. “Len [Goodman], I knew you would love it.”
They scored a 20, the same as last week when Bones jumped around the floor like a monkey on steroids after their jive.
Bones told “ET” that he has no regrets about flossing even though Burgess “is ticked at me, and she deserves to be” because he just wants to entertain the people. “I’m also happy that people watched, and smiled. My goal is to make people smile the whole show, and to be a better dancer as the show climbs,” he said. “I want to get better as the show goes on, but I want people to think that at any time I could do anything that’s gonna make them smile.”
Well aware that Bones’ outsized personality and enthusiasm is a selling point for them, Burgess said that she doesn’t want to control Bones; she just wants him to finish the routine and then he can go wild and floss all he wants. “I love the way he celebrates and I love what he brings to the dance floor, I just want him to finish the last move. That’s all!” she said. “And then he can celebrate and party.”
If Burgess is that upset with Bones, there’s a chance we might see her reprimand him for flossing on Tuesday’s Las Vegas night show, depending on what kind of behind-the-scenes or rehearsal footage the show incorporates. And then we’ll see right away if he takes it to heart for their quickstep.
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