Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Upset Over Dancing With the Stars Rehearsal Footage

Entertainment Apr. 24, 2012 AT 10:20AM
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Credit: ABC/BOB D'AMICO

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are both unhappy after Monday's Dancing With the Stars -- and not because of their scores!

The partners weren't pleased with the rehearsal footage of them fighting that aired before they danced their Viennese Waltz to Smokey Robinson's "Ooh, Baby Baby."

In the clip, Chmerkovskiy got frustrated by Gilbert's mistakes and the two bickered back and forth. The Little House on the Prairie star told her partner, "You don't inspire confidence in me." Chmerkovskiy replied, "It could be worse." "How?" Gilbert asked. "You could have an ugly partner," he joked.

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All kidding aside, the two were upset that the only footage shown of them during rehearsals was of them fighting. During the show, Gilbert even felt the need to defend them to the audience saying, "85 percent of our experience last week was fantastic and what you saw was not that percentage."

Gilbert, 47, and Chmerkovskiy, 32, chatted with Us Weekly after the show about how they felt about the video package.

"Well, I could get mad. I could be upset about this. But actually, I think no one else's negative moments are light enough for TV," Chmerkovskiy explained to Us. "Mine are the lightest that you can broadcast. The rest are so bad you can't show them on TV. That's my story and I'm sticking to it."

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"We literally - this was the most fun week we've had," he added. "We maybe had 3-4 percent of the time that was bad - this is week six! What do you expect?"

And Gilbert, who appeared to be the one being picked on in the video, agreed.

"There was a lot of expectations, we had to work really hard, we've been on this consistent run and we had a lot to prove tonight," she said. "So I had to work extra hard and it's frustrating and I'm tired! And to motivate me, that's how we do it."

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Chmerkovskiy also had nothing but nice things to say about Gilbert.

"This woman is amazing. She's bionic. And we've overcome so much already," he shared. "We don't make a story or a package out of any little thing, we tell the truth and this is our journey, you know? If we're the only ones who know what the real story is then so be it. My conscience is clear."

However, Gilbert will admit that it frustrates her that the audience only sees their fights.

"It's frustrating but it's also silly. It's counterproductive because I don't get the point of it," Gilbert told Us. "It's ridiculous, we disagree sometimes, but more often than not it benefits me because looks what happens!"

With the extra points they earned through the Motown Marathon competition, the partners tied for fifth place with 30/40 points.

 

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