Check out this crazy viral moment from last night’s Dancing with the Stars 24 premiere. Professional bull rider Bonner Bolton got a little, erm, handsy backstage with his pro-partner Sharna Burgess. But with one smooth move, the dancer adroitly moved the offending extremity clear of her private parts. From Entertainment Tonight:
As fellow contestant Nick Viall and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, joined Erin Andrews backstage to find out their scores, camera caught the professional bull rider — who was sitting in a chair next to a standing Burgess — wrapping his arm around her (quite a bit lower than her waist).
“I was just stargazed by Nick and Peta’s performance and I was looking at the TV screen,” Bolton recounted. “I felt her bump into me yet I wasn’t really looking at what was bumping into me.”
“There was some hand placement that went south, so to speak,” he said, stressing that the entire moment was “totally unintentional.”
Yeah. That’s it. Bolton was just “stargazing”–whatever that means. The ET piece goes on with the usual blah blah chemistry blah blah showmance shtick entertainment sites typically employ when it comes to DWTS pairs. Sharna
Bonner says the grabby crotch was unintentional, and Sharna appears to be OK, defending her partner on Twitter, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Anyone who has the ridiculous idea that it was intentional…is straight up stupid. As in lacking th intelligence to realize it was innocent
— Sharna Burgess (@SharnaBurgess) March 21, 2017
Nevertheless, it’s a rather eye popping moment. Feel free to insert a Donald Trump joke wherever you’d like.
— Chelsea Greenstein (@chelseaaagreen) March 21, 2017
Bonner and Sharna and the rest of the Dancing with the Stars will return next week with more dance routines. Plus, once couple will be sent home.