William Blair (williamblair) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
William Blair

"Dancing with the Stars'' Rick Fox is at a Height Disadvantage with Cheryl Burke

Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke DWTS Rehearsal

At 6-feet 7-inches, former NBA star Rick Fox towers over his 5-feet 4-inches "Dancing with the Stars" partner, Cheryl Burke, which can make doing the Viennese Waltz a bit difficult. ET's Niecy Nash checked in with the couple to find out how they are making it work.

"My arms. My neck. I feel like I've grown two inches just dancing with him," Cheryl tells Niecy, who is inside the partners' private rehearsal for the upcoming premiere night.

"Are you dancing in higher heels now?" Niecy asks.

To which Cheryl responds, "Check out these suckers. Four inches."

Despite the height difference, Rick is having a ball learning ballroom.

"It's effortless. It is fun to be around. I am learning a lot about ballroom dancing so far, but we have fun," he tells Niecy.

That said, he is prepared for harsh criticism from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. He reveals his strategy, saying, "I am going to keep it inside, I am going to think positive and then I am going to cry on Cheryl Burke's shoulder."

For more dancing hijinks with Rick, Niecy and Cheryl, check out the video above. Then tune in when "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Tags: reality show, sports / athletes, television
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