With tensions running high, a double elimination a day away and the finale two weeks from now, certain contestants were getting an overshare of verbal abuse from their partners.
There’s no doubt most of the words out of Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s mouth during rehearsal this past week had to be bleeped out. It was more than a little shocking to see a professional acting this way. Although Melissa defended him and Maks apologized on Monday night’s show for his abrasive behaviour, it was hard to know if it was truly genuine.
Maks explained that his apologies go further than just what you see on TV.
“[The apology tonight] was public. In private, there were apologies too,” Maks told us. “Look, it is what it is. It’s the good with the bad. Nobody is perfect. You put two people together 24 hours a day for the past 15 weeks, you’re bound to see things you don’t want to. We’ve got each others back and I just try to give herself to fight with. Regardless of the scores, regardless of the comments, we’re going to give our fans something they can point their fingers at and say ‘That’s why I voted for them.’ And that puts a lot of pressure on us” he said.