Cheryl Burke ‘Wasn’t Invited’ Back to ‘DWTS’ for Len Goodman Tribute
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Cheryl Burke will not be among the former pro dancers returning for this week’s Len Goodman tribute on Dancing with the Stars. Burke shared on social media last week that she apparently “wasn’t invited” to participate.
Cheryl Burke ‘Wasn’t Invited’ to Return to DWTS
This Tuesday, Dancing with the Stars will be paying tribute to late judge Len Goodman with the help of several returning pro dancers from past seasons. Those pros include Maskim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, and Mark Ballas.
But don’t expect to see Burke on Tuesday’s show. According to People, the longtime pro took to Threads last week to write, “For those of you asking if I’ll be a part of Len Goodman’s tribute next week on DWTS, unfortunately, I wasn’t invited.”
Burke added that she would “be there in spirit and can’t wait to cheer my former colleagues on!” She ended the post by writing, “Sending love and light to everyone.” Burke also included the hashtag #riplen.
Having left the show last season, Burke is now hosting a podcast called Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans, in which she breaks down new episodes and interviews people involved in the show. Recent guests have included former host Tom Bergeron and former pro Sharna Burgess.
What to Expect from the Len Goodman Tribute
The theme of this week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 32 is “Most Memorable Year.” The remaining 10 celebrities and their partners will be performing routines inspired by a memorable time in their life.
The episode will also take the time to honor Len Goodman, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 78. The returning dancers will join this season’s current pros, as well as Derek and Julianne Hough, to perform a dance to “Moon River.” The routine is choreographed by Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson.
You can watch the new episode of DWTS this Tuesday night at 8/7c on ABC or Disney+.