"I fully believe that he could have made it to the final and gone all the way. "But our chemistry and our balance was so off in the very beginning that none of our best traits were coming off on camera. We found our groove by like, week five, but by then people had already picked their favorites, so it was too late." "Nick [Carter], Noah [Galloway] and James [Hinchcliffe] honestly are all family to me," Burgess said of the trio of her former partners.
She keeps in touch with all three, still texting and catching up on Face Time calls occasionally.
"At the moment, I am the only single girl in the cast, so I get put with the hot, single guy," she laughed. " It looks like Val Chmerkovskiy might want to consider becoming a relationship guru when he hangs up his dancing shoes.
just hours away, ET turned to one of the show's fan-favorite pro dancers, Sharna Burgess, to spill some secrets.
The fiery dancer joined ET's Lauren Zima for a candid Facebook Live chat last week, and dished all about her new partner, her dating life and her tricks to Burgess is a big fan of Jayne, whom she called "incredibly talented." "She's so wonderful and so down to Earth. The girl danced with Beyoncé." Burgess went on to explain that "everyone in the entertainment industry has had some sort of dance training at some point." She pointed out that while there are some contestants that are coming on the show with absolutely no dance experience, there are gymnasts with ballet training and pop stars with jazz training participating.
Now he's right up there in the front." The dancer said it's really important as the pro to become friends with both your partner and their significant other.
Using her partnership with Hinchcliffe and his girlfriend, actress Becky Dalton, as an example, Burgess explained that she would have conversations with Dalton to make sure that she was comfortable.
"It's like that industrial-strength double-sided tape. It takes the tan off when you take the costume off, it's so intense," Burgess laughed.
"But I had that (LINK) notorious nip slip about a year ago, and so I am covered head to toe with double-sided tape." But Burgess doesn't just rely on the tape for protection against wardrobe malfunctions, saying "now I get triple-checked every show, [so] that I am in nice and tight and nothing is going to fall out anywhere..."I think it's going to be a very special woman that eventually catches Val's eye in that way.And I think she's going to have to be a very strong woman.She advised, "You have to realize that every single word that we say is on camera. It can be a really hard thing for people to get used to." Because the celebrities (and their professional partners) are dealing with a lot of pressure on the show, Burgess suggests one rule --"Try not to blow up on camera if you're having a really bad day.Just go to the bathroom and take a little five minutes to yourself." Burgess has forgotten her own advice at moments, admitting "I've been caught in the mirror -- the hidden camera in the mirror -- fixing my eyelashes, or you know fixing my makeup, not realizing there [are] now hidden cameras everywhere on Burgess told ET the fashion tape is the key to making those tiny costumes look so perfect -- and stay on.When the conversation turned to the controversy that Morris has faced over her casting, with some saying her dance experience (including performing backup for Beyoncé) gives her an unfair advantage on the show, Burgess disagreed with the detractors, asking, "Where is the rule that says [the contestants] can't have dance experience? Burgess told ET that she's taken this year to find herself again after years of being a "serial monogamist". " She doesn't dwell on it too much though, saying that she's a pretty good judge of character and quick to tell if someone is dating her for the wrong reasons.