Maria Menounos & Derek Hough Kiss on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (VIDEO)

By: / April 17, 2012

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Things heated up on the Dancing With the Stars ballroom floor Monday night, as sexy duo Maria Menounos and Derek Hough shared an intimate kiss during their equally sexy Salsa.

The headline-grabbing moment happened about midway through the routine, conveniently right after Derek ripped off his shirt to reveal his perfect physique. Even if the kiss was part of the routine (we’re guessing it was), we can’t say we blame Maria for getting a little piece of the action.

And it clearly paid off! The sexy couple, who have experienced their fair share of injuries and setbacks thus far this season, earned three nines from the judges, for a total of 27 out of 30 points. Not bad!

Check out Maria and Derek’s kiss in our video now, then sound off: Who was your favorite DWTS performer last night?