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Cheryl Burke Apologizes to Former 'DWTS' Partner Ian Ziering for 'Slit My Wrists' Comment

Cheryl Burke Apologizes to Former 'DWTS' Partner Ian Ziering for 'Slit My Wrists' Comment

Dancing with the StarsCheryl Burke is issuing an apology to Ian Ziering, her former celeb partner on the show.

It all went down this week when Cheryl and her “Pretty Messed Up” podcast co-hosts – AJ McLean and Rene Elizondo Jr. – spoke with Dr. Ramini Durvasula for a conversation about narcissists.

Click inside to see what she said now and what she said about Ian years ago…

On the podcast, Cheryl spoke about a regret she had about what she said about her former partner.

“The one thing I truly regret and want to make amends with is Ian Ziering. I was completely out of line a few years ago, and I did a podcast where they were asking me who my favorite partner was and who did I hate the most. And I answered Ian Ziering, and I said something along the lines of ‘I’d rather slit my wrists than dance with Ian Ziering again,’” Cheryl recalled.

“I truly am so sorry for being so inconsiderate and just talking trying to get a reaction and putting him as my punching bag really… I took it to that next level of nastiness,” she said. “I was so nasty. And I’m here to publicly apologize to Ian and his family… I lost a lot of respect for myself. It haunts me till this day.”

Ian and Cheryl made it to the semi-finals back in 2007′s season four of the show.

Years later, in 2016, she made the following comments, that she just apologized for.

“That’s the true colors that they didn’t show on Dancing With the Stars…Think of spending time with that for, like, eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week, for three months,” Cheryl said about her relationship with Ian. “It made me want to slit my wrists. I was, like, crying to the executives. I was like, ‘Is there any way to please just eliminate us?’ They’re like, ‘We can’t. We can’t do that.’ And I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going. We would last till the end.”

DWTS dancers do often reveal their least favorite celeb contestant. Find out who said Kim Kardashian was their worst celeb-partner ever.

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