Peta Murgatroyd Was ‘Jealous’ of ‘Masked Dancer’


Dance envy? Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed what his spouse, Peta Murgatroyd, actually thought of his time on The Masked Dancer, following his second-place end because the Sloth on Wednesday, February 17.

“Oh, my God, she would come home from Dancing With the Stars so neurotic,” Chmerkovskiy, 41, solely advised Us Weekly on Wednesday. “No one knows how hard it is for the pros. She was working so hard and asked me how my day was, and I said, ‘Oh, it was great! I loved it!’ And she said, ‘Ugh.’ It was a completely different reaction.”

The Ukrainian dancer, who competed in The Masked Dancer finale towards the Tulip (Maddie Ziegler) and Cotton Candy (Gabby Douglas), famous that Murgatroyd, 34, who continues to be on Dancing With the Stars, was “jealous” of the categories of dances he did in costume.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Matt Baron/Shutterstock

“She is putting in 24/7, thinking and choreographing and being a psychiatrist and executing the routine. If you’re fully committed, it’s so, so hard,” he defined of the distinction between his spouse’s schedule and his. “Nowadays, it’s all about the celebrities, so it was [a] completely different experience.”

Chmerkovskiy, who finally lost to Cotton Candy, continued: “I was the celebrity on a dance show where I had dancers responsible for my participation. [I thought], ‘What have I done right to earn this?’”

The ballroom dancer revealed that the relaxed routines related to the Sloth character is an element of what drew him to choosing that costume within the first place.

“When I was offered the show, I wanted to show up and really do the least choreography and all that I possibly could,” he advised Us. “We spend so much time on DWTS doing everything and I just wanted to show up and really take it easy.”

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy as The Sloth FOX

Chmerkovskiy mentioned after googling The Masked Singer, which sparked the spinoff collection, he discovered that Seal competed however didn’t win. That realization made the dancer’s method to the present shift away from competing towards “just wanting to have fun.”

He defined that he had one situation going into the present, saying, “I wanted no responsibility for myself. I wanted to walk in, be told what to do and walk out! I wanted the closest possible experience to celebrities on DWTS.”

With the assistance of present choreographers, Chmerkovskiy mentioned he had “such an incredible time.” The former DWTS professional, who has his personal Dance & Co. app, revealed that half of the enjoyable has been watching his 4-year-old son Shai’s response to the Sloth on TV.

“I can’t wait for him to see the reveal with him watching and finally making the association,” he mentioned. “I’m so excited. Like any father, I want him to see me do stuff. And the costume helps! Parents are always the ones to dress up like Santa, but I got to do something similar on a TV with all this production behind it.”

Chmerkovskiy mentioned he had “so much fun” dancing because the movie star as a substitute of the professional, however hiding behind a fancy dress by no means modified how exhausting he carried out.

“I did every number full out! I was still being a dancer,” he advised Us. “This was about misdirection and having the viewers guess. I thought, ‘We have to go dance!’ That’s why my first number was jazzercise, then the ribbon dance. It was easy to hide in those numbers. This was really crazy!”

With reporting by Travis Cronin

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