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Cheryl Burke Says ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partner Ian Ziering ‘Made Me Want to Slit My Wrists’

Cheryl Burke doesn’t hold back! The pro dancer had some harsh words about working with her former Dancing With the Stars partner Ian Ziering in a new interview on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s “Allegedly” podcast.

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Although Burke, 31, and Ziering, 52, made it to the semifinal on season 4 of the hit ABC series in 2007, she revealed in the video above that she couldn’t bear working with him.

“My least favorite [partner] would be Ian Ziering,” she explained during the podcast. “The fact that his name is not ‘ee-an’ and it’s ‘eye-an’ makes me want to throw up!”  

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Ian Ziering
Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering

When the hosts expressed their dislike for the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum during his stint on The Celebrity Apprentice, the dancer noted, “That’s the true colors that they didn’t show on Dancing With the Stars.… Think of spending time with that for, like, eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week, for three months.”

Burke, who left DWTS in 2014 after season 19, continued, “It made me want to slit my wrists. I was, like, crying to the executives. I was like, ‘Is there any way to please just eliminate us?’ They’re like, ‘We can’t. We can’t do that.’ And I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going. We would last till the end.”

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The full “Allegedly interview will be released on iTunes on Tuesday, April 19.

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