The two opened up about their explosive chemistry and last week’s ‘handgate’ scandal with Entertainment Tonight. Bolton and Burgess made headlines after an unintentional moment between the two went viral. During last week’s episode of DWTS, backstage cameras caught Bolton placing his hand on Burgess in an inappropriate location.
During their rehearsals on Friday, Bolton explained how he was going avoid another mishap like that.
"It got a lot of attention, that's for sure," Bolton told ET. "I'm definitely going to be more cautious of where my hands are."
"Obviously, I don't know what to do with my hands," he joked, before getting serious. "It's really .. it was so unintentional and I have all the respect on and off the dance floor for this young lady, so it's totally cool."
"We're good," Burgess confirmed. "It's alright."
The pair acknowledged their chemistry, but says their priorities are to have fun and get as far as they can in the competition.
"She's really good to get along with," Bolton said of his partner. "We actually have a lot in common, I think, in that our personalities are real similar, but that can make it kind of challenging. Sometimes, I think, I get on her nerves a little bit."
They both confirmed they are single, but didn’t shut down a future romance between them.
The 31-year-old dancing pro mentioned the controversy on Instagram prior to Monday’s show. “However, all the controversy aside I have to tell you…this cowboy can waltz!!!” she wrote of the 29-year-old bull rider.
It's been one heck of a week for @bonner_bolton and I, to be honest... kinda stressful. However, all the controversy aside I have to tell you... this cowboy can waltz!!! He tells me it's because it reminds him of the Texas two step... so this dance is inspired by exactly that and the culture surrounding it. He's worked his butt off and is on track to kill it tomorrow. Get ready for it loverz 💋🔥🤠
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Feeling really good about this next routine I hope everyone tunes in tomorrow night on ABC to catch @dancingabc with the one and only miss @sharnaburgess and my self @pbr I hope it touches everyone's heart and that you all enjoy it as much as I enjoy dancing to it! 🙏🏻😊 #vote #teamdenimndiamonds
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