Does Donny Osmond Have An Unfair ‘Dancing’ Advantage?
First Published: September 23, 2009 8:27 PM EDT Credit: ABC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- It didn’t take Access Hollywood’s “Dancing With the Stars” guest correspondent La Toya Jackson long to uncover some dirt on this year’s new crop of “Stars.”
Following Tuesday night’s show, when the ladies took the ballroom floor for the first time, La Toya spoke with several of the contestants, including Donny Osmond, who had danced the night before.
And as it turns out, Donny may have an unfair advantage over the competition this season, as a source has told Access that Donny has been using a dance coach in Utah for the past year.
“Rumor has it that you’ve been rehearsing for a year with a private trainer in Utah. Is that true?” La Toya asked him on Tuesday night.
“No, that’s not true,” Donny initially replied.
However, the Osmond brother then changed his tune about his ballroom background.
“I will clarify because I have been taking dancing lessons to learn ballroom for the dances that we do in Vegas,” he continued, referring to his Las Vegas show with sister Marie, who previously competed on the show. “That’s part of the choreography, but it’s a whole different thing than what we’re doing here.”
When contacted by Access Hollywood, producers for the show were not immediately available for comment on Donny’s ballroom training.
On Monday night’s show, when the men made their “Dancing” debut, Donny earned a 20 out of 30 points with partner Kym Johnson, third highest total among the male competitors.
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