‘DWTS’ Dancers to Burke and Schwimmer: ‘Lighten Up!’
Dancing With the Stars is still a big hit, but that may end if Cheryl Burke and Lacey-Mae Schwimmer get any bigger, their costars are complaining.
“If you want to gain weight, it’s your prerogative,” van Amstel huffs. “But you have to deal with the consequences.”
Chmerkovskiy, meanwhile, says that he broached the subject with the hefty hoofers, to no avail. “I said, ‘Guys, you know the camera adds 10 pounds. You have to do something about this.'”
Van Amstel fears that, if Burke and Schwimmer don’t trim the pounds, the show could be in real danger. “[People] look at this show to be inspired and think, ‘If I just work hard enough, I can look like that,'” he says. “If they watch someone who’s dancing her butt off and she’s still heavy, they can be discouraged.”