Sharna Burgess and Cheryl Burke Chat On The Future Of Dancing With The Stars

Sharna Burgess and Cheryl Burke talked with ET about the social distancing during the coronavirus as well as the future of Dancing With The Stars. Like them, let’s hope the return of the show will happen this Fall. I hope for the return of Sharna as well …and she’s open to the idea….

“I have no idea what’s going on to be quite honest, but I think everyone is just living it day by day and we will see what happens,” Burke told ET’s Katie Krause. “I think there is a creative way of doing things. Everyone is really into taking 15-minute classes. I think we have to go with the flow when it comes to changing. This is our world evolving and we must evolve. I know change is hard and I know for me, too, you have to just surrender.”

“I’m hoping [we’ll be back on time]. Right now I keep hearing May and June,” she added, regarding news updates on when the quarantine period is expected to be over. “My birthday is May 3 and that’s fine. My anniversary is May 23 and that’s fine. As long as we can do another season of Dancing With the Stars, I’m willing to give all of that up.”

Burke also offered up some suggestions on what ABC could do in the meantime to keep fans of the dance competition show entertained while quarantined.

“I’d love to see reruns of Dancing With the Stars in the meantime. Just prepping everybody!” she said. “Like, gosh, my first season was 14 years ago, so I think people need a good ol’ recap.”

“You could go through a whole throwback basically,” she added. “You would just play an episode every day up until this is over.”

Burgess shared similar hopes, telling ET, “As far as I know, Dancing is planning on going ahead with their fall season, but these things change week to week right now.”

“I certainly hope that there is a way to figure it out because I think the world needs that kind of fun, carefree, loving show that’s just about seeing people do good and overcoming adversity. And dancing! Which brings everybody joy. So I hope that there’s an opportunity to put that show on,” she continued. “The show must go on! If we can’t do it in the form that it exists in, I am sure that the creative team over there and the wonderful producer team will figure out how to make it work in fitting with all the guidelines. But that’s also what’s so crazy; this is like the new normal for a while.”

Burgess, who was cut from season 28 of the show alongside fellow pro Artem Chigvintsev, also told ET that she would be more than happy to come back.

“I certainly miss it. And now, especially being away, I miss all my friends,” admitted Burgess, who has been living alone in her home country of Australia since January. “I haven’t seen them in so long. I would love to be back but it hasn’t been a conversation. They haven’t asked me yet. I’m sure they’ve got a lot more things to worry about than whether I’m going to be coming back or not.”

More at ET.