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Cheryl Burke Picks the Best and Worst ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Contestants of All Time (Exclusive)

Not holding back! Cheryl Burke had no problem admitting who she believes were the best and worst celebrity contestants in Dancing With the Stars history.

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The pro dancer, 36, said that rapper Master P was the “worst dancer, hands down” that she has witnessed hit the stage. “He did absolutely nothing but stand there and only wear his team Miller shoes that he was just coming out with early,” she explained to Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, August 3, while promoting her Diamond Art Club collection. “He was trying to sell shoes. Hopefully, he did.”

Burke also said that the “Let’s Get ‘Em” artist still “did well” despite not being the best dancer because he “made it halfway through” the competition.

Cheryl Burke Picks Her Best and Worst Dancing With the Stars Contestant
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As for the best contender, Burke “would definitely” pick Nicole Scherzinger. The 42-year-old Pussycat Dolls frontwoman was paired with Derek Hough in season 10, and they ultimately won the mirrorball trophy.

Burke said that the former pairing of Scherzinger and Hough, 35, had the best dance to appear on the long-running series with their cha cha routine to “Kiss” by Prince. “It was back when we could use Prince music and it was so good. It was really good,” she shared.

The Dance Moms alum has been a part of Dancing With the Stars since season 2. At the time, she was partnered with Drew Lachey and became the first female pro dancer to win the competition.

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In her many years on the ABC series, Burke said that Jack Osborne and Rob Kardashian were the partners she’s had that surprised her the most. Zeroing in on her experience with the 33-year-old sock designer in season 13, the TV personality said it was a “shocker” that they came in second place.

“He was just so nervous in the beginning and I just remember it was a struggle to get him inside the dance studio,” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Come on, I got your back.’”

Aside from reliving her Dancing With the Stars memories, Burke opened up about how her Diamond Art Club collection has kept her busy while quarantining amid the COVID-19 crisis. The reality star’s new line features four art pieces that she handpicked to represent different emotions.

The crafting activity has been a very therapeutic process for Burke. “It doesn’t take a lot of brain power,” she explained. “It’s basically you’re gluing a rhinestone or there’s already adhesive that comes with the actual painting, but you’re just following a legend basically for anyone that’s ever done paint by numbers before it’s kind of similar. … It’s just very relaxing.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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