Lindsay Arnold Talks On Dancing With The Stars Week 5 With Calvin Johnson, Their Goals, And More

Lindsay Arnold answers questions about Dancing With The Stars Week 5 at Entertainment Tonight. She also answers questions on the recent engagements, her “most memorable year”, and lots more including how she and Calvin would like to shatter Jerry Rice’s record on Dancing With The Stars.

“The producers and I were kind of toying around with the idea of surprising Calvin all week,” Arnold explained. “We were trying to come up with something that would make the dance really memorable for him. On Sunday during camera blocking, the producers came to me and said, ‘We got Jerry Rice to come. He’s going to be in the dance.'”

“Then, we had to figure out how to incorporate him,” she added. “I would have put him in more of the routine, but he literally showed up five minutes before the live show started. It was super exciting, but also kind of terrifying. I was stressed, thinking like, ‘Please, Calvin, do not turn around, get shocked, and then drop the football.’ But everything turned out so well and I’m so grateful and appreciative Jerry came on and did that.”

Rice was a longtime holder of the NFL’s single-season record for receiving yards with 1,848. But on Dec. 22, 2012, Johnson shattered that record, with 1,964 yards (averaging approximately 123 yards per game) with the Detroit Lions — a mark he still holds.

Now, Arnold says Johnson plans to beat another one of Rice’s records — by taking first place on DWTS! As many fans of the dance competition show may recall, Rice competed on season two with pro Anna Trebunskaya, placing second to Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke.

“You know what, Calvin broke one of Jerry Rice’s records already, and we’re after his other record on Dancing With the Stars,” Arnold exclaimed. “We want to beat that — we have to! That is definitely the goal and I think that is for sure a possibility. We’re going to do everything we can to see if we can make that happen!”

More at Entertainment Tonight.