“Dancing With The Stars” saw a raunchy samba on Monday, danced by Melissa Gilbert and the Chmerkovskiy brothers to a version of The Black Crowes’ “Hard To Handle”. The dance didn’t score very high with the judges–ultimately, she got sent home–but it left audiences shouting for more after Gilbert ended the performance by grabbing the admittedly round backsides of her dance partners.
Gilbert, who was injured previously in the season after she slipped and fell on the dance floor, has shone in the competition since and says she has no regrets at the end of the day.
“Two of the best butts in the world – I mean, they were in my hands. What am I going to do?” Melissa said in an interview after the dance.
Her partner this season, Maks Chmerkovskiy, said he wasn’t sure what exactly would happen at the end of the dance but he knew it would be good after advising her to try something spontaneous and wild.
“I threw it out there, just like, ‘Look, dominate. Do something.’ She goes, ‘Bam!’ I’m like, ‘We’ll take it,'” Maks said.
The team has not been without their share of tension during rehearsals, but have parlayed it into dance floor heat throughout the season. No doubt Gilbert has a lot of envy coming her way after her impromptu butt-grab.