Meryl Davis and Charlie White Would "Love" to Join Dancing With the Stars after Working WIth Derek Hough
Guess which dream team duo wants to hit the Dancing floor? Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White tell Us Weekly that they would "love" to compete on ABC's Dancing WIth the Stars.
Still reeling from their historic win, the Puffs ambassadors sat with Us senior reporter Jen Peros on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the P&G Family Home in Sochi to discuss what's next once they return to the States. "We're enjoying it," Davis, 27, said of their victory. "I think, as athletes, when you finish a competition typically, even though theres a little bit of celebrating and media, we're anxious to get back to training."
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The Michigan natives, who were first introduced to DWTS pro Derek Hough through their agency, said it was "amazing" working with the five-time Mirrorball Trophy winner, who helped choreograph their My Fair Lady-themed short dance. "He texted me, I think it was after the free dance," Davis told Us of Hough. "He was so excited."
When asked if they would consider appearing on the ABC smash -- where Olympians Apolo Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson have competed and won -- 26-year-old White quipped, "Why not!"
His brunette counterpart also enthusiastically responded, "I mean, if we were invited... we would love to do it!"
If they were to appear on DWTS, it would be the first time in 17 years that the five-time national champs would compete against each other. "It would be great," White said laughing while Davis quipped, "It would be a lot of fun."
As for dream partners? Davis said she would stick with Hough while White asked, "Is it too late to get his sister [Julianne Hough] back on the show?!"
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"We've spoken about that!" Davis remarked. "If I could dance with Derek and he could dance with Julianne, that would be so fun."
If the DWTS idea falls through, both dancers will stick with their original plan: to finish their studies at the University of Michigan "as soon as possible," White said. "Right now we're just enjoying the moment and our schedules moving forward I'm sure are going to be crazy, and hectic, and fun! But we'll settle all that soon and we're really looking forward to finishing our undergraduate degrees."
"Gold and Blue," Davis added of their new medals, which match Michigan's school colors. "It's perfect!!"
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