Despite partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s serious injury, Heather Morris gave Glee fans an epic throwback to that iconic Britney Spears episode of the Fox series with a tango to “Toxic” on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars.
After the show, we talked to Heather, her fill-in partner Alan Bersten and Maksim backstage at DWTS to find out when the pro plans on returning to the ballroom and how he’ll be lending a helping hand to Heather this week.
“This week I’m going to be with Heather and Alan in rehearsal,” Maksim tells us. “This is again going to be a joint effort. I was well on top of what was happening with the tango, but it was hard because I was away, this is going to be a lot easier.”
Alan opened up about how Maksim‘s return to rehearsals will affect their dynamic this week.
“It’s only gonna help it, because at the end of the day, it’s Heather and Maks who are a partnership, and I’m just here to fill in,” Alan explains. “I always want that reassurance from Maks when I’m choreographing. And it really helps having him in the room.”
“But, is it going to be two cooks in the kitchen is what we’re wondering?” Heather wonders. “That’s our cliffhanger!”