Val Chmerkovskiy may have stolen his bed-on-the-stage “Dancing with the Stars” move from older brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and his Season 10 partner Erin Andrews, but the ESPN host had no problems seeing their trick replicated in the competition.
“Good for them, you gotta go big,” Erin told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live. “You gotta make a statement, right?”
Val and his Season 13 partner, Elisabetta Canalis, narrowly escaped elimination last week, but Erin thinks they two aren’t headed for the exit door any time soon.
“Val’s very creative, very good looking, he’ll figure it out,” she said.
While she’s rooting on her former partner Maks – and Hope Solo – Erin’s loyalty is split.
“I’m very happy for Maks and for Hope… I’m a major Nancy Grace fan… Love her!” Erin said of watching and casting a vote for the HLN host.
It’s been over a year since Erin competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” and she admitted she found it hard to keep weight on as she went further and further in the competition.
“I was a walking lollipop, my body was so emaciated it was out of control,” she said. “I liked my stomach, the rest of it – [not so much].”
Erin also, once again, put to rest the rumors that she was romantically involved with her Season 10 partner Maks.
“We were just really good friends,” she insisted.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC at 8/7 C on Monday night.