The sight of Gilles Marini in just a towel got pulses racing on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” on Wednesday night and it turns out, viewers have Maksim Chmerkovskiy to thank.
“Maks! Maks!” Gilles told Access Hollywood.
“My boyfriend nominated us to be the most scantily clad couple,” Peta Murgatroyd, Gilles’ professional partner, added of her beau Maks. “I think Gilles pulled it off very well. Actually, I think the women wanted to see this. Right?”
Gilles sported the towel during the group dance to guilty pleasure song “Gangnam Style” and Peta enjoyed the experience.
“It was wild,” she laughed.
Also wild was their Monday night performance, a sexy rumba which knocked judge Carrie Ann Inaba right out of her chair.
“I was like, ‘Oh gosh, [is] she hurt?’ And I picked her up and she was fine,” Gilles told Access.
“I couldn’t believe she fell,” Peta added.
And Peta put the blame totally on Gilles for Carrie Ann’s fall.
“It’s because [of] your sexiness, you realize,” she laughed.
“Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” continues next Monday at 8/7c on ABC.