Cheryl Burke warns Dancing With The Stars contestants they need to be single

Cheryl Burke says DWTS contestants should all be single credit:Bang Showbiz
Cheryl Burke says DWTS contestants should all be single credit:Bang Showbiz

Cheryl Burke has warned future 'Dancing With The Stars' contestants they need to be single when they sign up for the show.

The former professional dancer worked on 26 seasons of the hit TV series before walking away from the role in 2022 and she has now given some candid advice to any celebrities considering a stint on the dance floor - urging them not to take part if they're in a long-term relationship because it will be jeopardised by the bond they develop with their dance partner.

Speaking on her 'Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans' podcast, Cheryl explained: "It’s an arranged marriage. And it is black and white. Either love each other or hate each other for real ...

"You’re not like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s cute. Like, no, no, I either like you or I don’t because you’re constantly [together] eight hours a day, seven days a week. That’s insane. For three months? And you’re vulnerable."

Cheryl went on to add: "You get close in so many ways. These celebrities are so vulnerable because in order to succeed you have to strip it all down.

"And that alone? I bet you most of these married celebrities have never even done that with their wives.

"Be single if you do ‘Dancing with Stars.’ That’s all, I’m saying."

Cheryl also confessed she fell for several of her partners over the years, but the romances were just based on "lust". She added: "It’s not love, right?.

"It is in that moment. Then you’re like, ‘Wait a second, how is this person, like in the real world?'"

The dancer previously revealed she had three "showmances" during her 26 seasons on the show and admitted one involved former pro football player Chad Johnson.

During an appearance on the 'Amy and T.J.' podcast, Cheryl admitted: "One of them basically professed his love to me on 'Ellen DeGeneres'."

Despite this, the TV star has remained tight-lipped about the identity of the other people she was involved with during her spell on 'Dancing with the Stars'.