Cobin Blue Talks With People About Karina Smirnoff, DWTS Rehearsals, And More (Pics, Video)

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Corbon Blue tells People.com that he has “THE best partner” for Dancing With The Stars in Karina Smirnoff. Though practice hasn’t always been a bed of roses. The first week was “mayhem” and he hurt his thumb. Karina was hurt some too, but, she is a “whip cracker”. lol. Below is a take from the article, but, be sure to read more and watch a fun video at People.com. Picture above courtesy of Zimbio Pictures where you can see more.

“The first day my thumb kinda popped in and out of its socket and it was swollen,” Bleu tells PEOPLE. “And her back is all scraped up from me dragging her on the floor on a move.”

Bleu says that Smirnoff “is quite the whip-cracker” and that the pair have a team nickname that reflects how hard they’re been working.

“We’ve decided that our team middle name is gonna be ‘One more time,’ ” he says. “Because every single time we finish [the routine], one of us says, ‘No, no, no, one more time!’ ”

Bleu admits that he needs the extra practice, because even though he’s had dance training, ballroom is new to him.

“Karina was really excited when I first came in. She wanted to test me out with a bit of a quick step, and she was kind of assuming, ‘oh, he dances, he’ll be fine,’ ” he says. “And we were wrong. She said, ‘we have some work to do.’ “

I have a feeling I am going to love love these two!!