Earlier during the TV season, ABC made a big hullabaloo about how there would never be close quarters, same-sex dancing on Dancing with the Stars. The comments from the network at the time earned some backlash, and it didn’t take the channel very long to change its mind. During last night’s episode, longtime judge and choreographer Bruno Tonioli put together a dance featuring both Nyle DiMarco and Jodie Sweetin’s teams and there was some major guy-on-guy and girl-on-girl dancing going on. Check it out.
Bruno is pretty spectacular, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his choreography would correspond. The dance begins with four women straddling chairs and acting sultry. Four male partners eventually join them and dance to “Habanera” by Georges Bizet. It’s a fun dance at first, but things get a little steamier as the partners switch off.
First, Jodie Sweetin and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd square off. There’s an excess of hand motions, but it’s all really very sweet.
In addition, a shirtless Nyle DiMarco and Keo Motsepe got into some intense choreography that also included lifts and spins. Did I mention they were shirtless?
While Nyle DiMarco has been at the top of his game throughout Season 22, this week, Jodie Sweetin really came through and finally proved she could be a major threat. She showed up really well in Bruno’s dance and her dance with her partner also led to 10’s across the board.
Sadly, Jodie and Keo still found themselves in the bottom tier on Dancing with the Stars in terms of votes. Part of the problem with Dancing with the Stars is that now the show only does one episode per week, and people’s votes for the week prior are what matters. Unfortunately, last week Jodie Sweetin didn't have the best showing, although it may be notable that she has been dealing with an injury. Luckily, her exit seems to have come at the perfect time, as the actress noted production on Fuller House Season 2 is starting. (More details on that here.)
Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET. To find out what else is coming up this summer, check out our TV premiere schedule.