How Cody Rigsby, Cheryl Burke Will Continue Competing on ‘DWTS’


Cheryl Burke isn’t capable of dance with Cody Rigsby on season 30 of Dancing With the Stars, however they’re not out of the competitors, ABC introduced in the course of the Monday, September 27, episode.

The skilled dancer, 37, and the Peloton teacher, 34, have been set to bop the salsa to “Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello on Monday’s present earlier than she discovered that she examined optimistic for COVID-19.

At the highest of the present, host Tyra Banks revealed that Rigsby wasn’t allowed within the ballroom since he had been with Burke all week. However, they’re nonetheless within the operating for the mirrorball. The judges have been capable of base their scores on a taped dance from their rehearsal, which they did in the course of the present. The salsa earned the pair a rating of 24 out of 40.


On Sunday, September 26, Burke shared the information by way of an emotional Instagram video, telling her followers that she had been “feeling progressively worse” and simply bought the outcomes from a PCR take a look at.

“I just feel so bad,” the two-time champ stated by means of tears. “I feel so bad for Cody, I feel like I’m letting him down. I just feel like s–t to be quite honest, and it’s so overwhelming because it’s Sunday and the show’s tomorrow. … I just hope I didn’t spread it. For those of you who don’t think COVID is a real thing, it’s f–king real, dude.”

The former Dance Moms star shared that she feels “scared” and “at a loss for words,” along with being exhausted. “I do feel run-down a little bit,” Burke stated within the video. “And I feel really sad, because I don’t want to let Cody down. Our freaking salsa was so good.”

Ahead of the season 30 premiere, the I Can Do That alum admitted that she was expertise nerves forward of the present, regardless of being a vet.

“I’m Nervous for DWTS … Confession time — this may be my 24th time doing #dwts, and even though I’m SO excited, I also have major nerves,” she stated on September 20 by way of an Instagram video. “Doing this show sober has really made me realize my every insecurity and the amount of pressure I put on myself, which is tough.”

Burke, who has been sober for 3 years, penned an unique weblog for Us after the premiere about her journey up to now.

“The best way to learn is by listening to other people’s stories, and realizing you are not alone. I actually only started going to AA regularly this year, so my substitute for hearing those stories was reading messages from my supporters. My therapist has said that the podcast and YouTube has been the best thing for me as far as an outlet and seeing how my story affects other people,” the California native wrote. “My biggest struggle through it has been actually feeling my feelings. I’ve been through a lot in my past and alcohol used to numb those dark thoughts and feelings, but now I have to face them as they come up. I take it one day at a time, tell myself it is what it is, and try to surrender to that and stop micromanaging. It will always be a struggle, but now I have healthy ways of coping.”

Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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