Needless to say, lots of “Dancing with the Stars” fans are not happy with Sean Spicer‘s survival on the show, but not Cheryl Burke. The two-time champ, who weeks ago predicted Spicer to be in the final, finds him “endearing” to watch and believes viewers don’t know the real Sean Spicer.
“I actually really love Sean’s personality. Even in just the little time I spent with him, he’s really funny. He’s super down to Earth,” Burke wrote in her “Us Weekly” blog. “He’s not the Sean Spicer that I think everyone thinks he is. Listen, he is having the time of his life. You can tell he is holding back tears because of how much fun he’s having and it’s super sweet and endearing to watch. I actually thought his jazz routine … nothing that he did in that routine, for me, was awkward, which is a good thing.”
Burke brought up her own experience partnered with an infamous Republican, Tom DeLay, in Season 9; the pair was forced to withdraw in the fourth week due to fractures in DeLay’s foot. “I have personal experience dancing with someone who is a Republican and someone who worked for the White House. Obviously there’s a lot of power in a tweet from [President] Trump,” she said. “People are like, ‘No no no,’ but people keep voting for him. I actually really love Sean’s personality.”
The pro still believes the former White House press secretary will make the finals — so long as he continues to evade the bottom two as he has been all season. Like everyone, Burke thinks the judge would boot him if he were in the bottom two since he is clearly the weakest and lowest-scoring performer left.
“But if you don’t leave it up to the judges, then yes. If he consistently beats everybody when it comes to being in the bottom two and he’s always safe, then yes, I do believe he will make the final,” she stated. “I don’t even know how many couples will be in the final this year, but it’s not shocking.”
Burke pointed to Bristol Palin, who finished in third place on Season 11 and then ninth place on the all-stars season, declaring that Spicer is a “better dancer” than Palin (um, girl, no). “Bristol was super sweet as well, but if I was just looking at the dancing, I think that Sean’s journey is a lot more relatable and I love how much he’s committing to this,” she said. “He’s not letting the haters get to get to him — and there are a lot of haters.”
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