Entertainment Tonight reports that former Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke will take over the reality show Dance Moms for the embattled Abby Lee Miller:
ET has exclusively learned that Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be joining the Lifetime show for the remainder of the season after Miller — who has been the no-nonsense dance instructor on the series for six years — announced on Monday that she was quitting. As for Burke, 32, she has served as a professional dancer on 19 seasons of DWTS, but is not currently competing on the ABC show.
The show began filming today. Miller, awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud last June, could face up to 10 years in prison. Her February 24 sentencing date was postponed, but hasn’t been rescheduled.
Miller quit the show via a fiery Instagram post Sunday night:
The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL! TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER’S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS… “WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?” ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS! I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT!
So yeah, She cray!
Meanwhile, People confirms that Cheryl is on set filming. The dance pro posted this tease on her Instagram account: