She and Ziering were eliminated in the semi-finals on May 15, 2007.
Cheryl Stephanie Burke (born May 3, 1984) is an American dancer, model and TV host.
She is best known for being one of the professional dancers on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice and consecutively. She came in second on the NBC series I Can Do That.
Now on the Labor Day edition of “GMA,” Burke appeared live to confirm her participation as the final pro for the upcoming cycle.
“I’m back again,” Burke said, noting, “This is my 20th season and I’m just so happy to be back.
And in season 23, nearly a year ago now, she and Ryan Lochte were rushed by protestors who crashed the stage.
Burke actually departed the reality series following season 19 to work on other projects, came back and teamed up with Lochte last fall, and then sat out the spring season, the show’s 24th earlier this year.
As for her partner, Burke deadpanned, “He’s a guy.” The full cast will be revealed on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop will have full coverage.
2: Drew Lachey (1st)3: Emmitt Smith (1st)4: Ian Ziering (4th)5: Wayne Newton (10th)6: Cristián de la Fuente (3rd)7: Maurice Greene (5th)8: Gilles Marini (2nd)9: Tom De Lay (13th)10: Chad Ochocinco (4th)11: Rick Fox (6th)12: Chris Jericho (7th)13: Rob Kardashian (2nd)14: William Levy (3rd)All-Stars: Emmitt Smith (4th)16: D. Hughley (9th)17: Jack Osbourne (3rd)18: Drew Carey (8th)19: Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
And, as Gossip Cop reported, when the last week, she was not among those named.
But fans then learned there’d be a 13th pro unveiled at a later date.
The couple enjoyed an island getaway to Grenada in their very own Sky Pool Butler Suite, with a private infinity pool overlooking the ocean, where Cheryl Burke instagrammed her "Paradise" moment.