Cheryl Burke is clearing the air.
The former “Dancing with the Stars” dance pro is sounding off on comments that she made about “surviving” the show.
Burke was joined by former ‘DWTS’ show host, Tom Bergeron, on her recent episode of her podcast, “Burke In The Game.”
Season 31 of the competition dance show is set to premiere on Disney+ on September 19th.
During her podcast episode, Burke expressed how much she missed Tom Bergeron as a host of the show.
Many people took this as a dig at Banks given how far ratings have fallen since she took over as the show’s main host.
“I respect her very much,” Burke insisted.
She also clarified her August comments about “newbies surviving” the show were not aimed or directed at the former super model.
“[When] I was mentioning newbies, it wasn’t just Tyra,” she said. “I was mentioning any new dancer, any new producer, any new hair and makeup person that decides to join ‘Dancing With the Stars.’”