Sharna Burgess is opening up about leaving dancing with the stars as the show prepares for its Disney+ debut. The Australian ballroom dancer addressed fans on social media explaining why she won’t be appearing in the 31st season of the competition.
“I have some news that I have to tell you guys because I keep getting a lot of DMs about it,” she began in a series of videos on Instagram Stories. “After long conversations and a lot of thinking and really trying to sit down with what was right, and a lot of talking with Deena Katz, who is our casting director but also a second mother to me, I made the really hard decision not to do this season. of dancing with the stars. A list has been published saying that I would be a professional and I will not be.”
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Burgess gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Brian Austin Green this year and the professional dancer isn’t ready to stay away from the newborn. However, Ella Burgess hinted that she will be on the reality competition “somehow” and there have been talks about how she could appear herself.
“I am at 100% capacity with my body, I feel fit, I feel strong, I am so ready to dance. I’m about to hit the gym right now,” she continued. “Let’s talk about what that means and how I can be a part of it. [DWTS] but I wasn’t ready to spend a minimum of 10 hours a day away from Zane.”
Burgess noted that she said she would spend 10 hours away from her son “because it’s not just room time, it’s travel time, it’s prep time, it’s hair and makeup time. Sundays and Mondays are full days away. I am a full-time breastfeeding mom and not only that, I am so in love with being a mom.”
the ETAP The competitor said she loved everything she knew was coming in the new season, but wanted to spend time with her newborn as she “might never get these moments back” watching her son grow up.
dancing with the stars It will premiere on September 19 on Disney+.