Whoa, there! Things were weirder than usual on Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, particularly during Paula Deen‘s routine with Mark Ballas, which featured a rather racy moment.
During the dance, 68-year-old celebrity chef hoisted up her skirt and flashed her underwear at audience members roaring inside the CBS studios in L.A. But that wasn’t the full extent of the heated performance: Ballas proceeded to slap her booty repeatedly.
Following the bit, Deen and Ballas, 29, laughed off the funny part of their routine in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly. “Oh my gosh, I had so much fun with Mark. So much fun,” Deen gushed. “But you know… I don’t know how to say this but I hate to deprive these fabulous, fabulous men that I’ve grown to love — I hate keeping them from high scores.”
Deen hinted that Ballas inspired the idea. “Mark told me to be myself! And that’s who I am!” she told Us. “I feel like kind of a weight’s been lifted off me. Maybe it’s alright to be myself. I’m not going to be scoring high with the judges, I don’t care if I dance like twinkletoes, I’m not going to get it, I’m just not. And that’s alright!
They also had a great time practicing together. “It was incredible,” Ballas told Us. “I got to go to Paula’s house, we fried chicken together… baked biscuits together, we made succotash, rice, macaroni & cheese, gravy… and then we hung out with the dogs and cats and the chickens and the ducks — it was awesome. I had a blast. I loved it.” Ballas and Deen’s newfound friendship, however, will be cut short following this week’s partner swap episode, and they will return to their normal dance partners next week.
Relive their bit above!
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