Cheryl Burke has a confession to make.
In a new interview, the "Dancing With the Stars" pro is revealing the celebrity partner she's least enjoyed working with over the years.
"My least favorite [partner] would be Ian Ziering," Cheryl, 31, admitted (via E! News) on the "Allegedly With Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss" podcast, which will be available on iTunes on April 19.
"It made me want to slit my wrists," she said. "I was, like, crying to executives. I was like, 'Is there any way to please, to just eliminate us?'"
"They're like, 'We can't. We can't do that,'" Cheryl added, "and I swear, every time I asked, we just kept going [further in the competition]. We would last till the end."
She and Ian, 52, came in fourth during Season 4 in 2007.
The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum's name, among other things, also bugged Cheryl.
"The fact that his name is not [pronounced] 'EE-an' and it's 'EYE-an' makes me want to throw up," Cheryl revealed on the podcast.
E! also reports that the podcast hosts told Cheryl they weren't fans of Ian's behavior when he appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2015, calling him "captivating" and "very intense."
"That's the true colors that they didn't show on 'Dancing With the Stars,'" she said. Think of spending time with that for, like, eight to 10 hours a day, seven days a week, for three months."
In 2014, Cheryl described her dream 'DWTS' partner to Wonderwall.com: "Anyone hard-working with a lot of discipline and a little rhythm wouldn't hurt!" she explained.
A year earlier, Cheryl told Wonderwall.com that she's discovered she works best with athletes on the show. "I get along with athletes, I think, because they know how to be coached, and they know how to be trained," she said.
"Actors or people more in the entertainment business, I feel like sometimes it's hard for them to take direction, which isn't a bad thing. It's just the way that they are," she added. "But I feel like with athletes, whether it's a woman or a man telling you what to do or how to do it, they just do it. They don't complain, they know what it takes, and they're willing to stay in the studio until they get it. It's different for people in the entertainment industry that come on our show."
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