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EXCLUSIVE: Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton Talk Exhausting 'DWTS' Rehearsals: 'She's Working Me Hard'

by Zach Seemayer 11:14 PM PDT, April 02, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton Talk Exhausting 'DWTS' Rehearsals: 'She's Working Me Hard'

Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton have been working hard in Dancing With the Stars rehearsals, so the longtime pro decided to treat her bull rider partner to a night out on the town that he'd really enjoy -- at a fashion awards show.

ET's Carly Steel caught up with the steamy dream team at the Daily Front Row's Third Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California, on Sunday, where the pair opened up about their dance floor dynamic and intense rehearsal regimen.

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"We had an incredible week and Bonner worked really, really hard and I think he deserves a little bit of time off to come and do something special," Burgess explained.

"Yeah I have to have a break every now and then," Bolton offered. "She's working me hard in that practice room, day in and day out, so it's nice to come here and have a little socialization."

"This season has been intense!" Burgess added. "So it's good to have fun."

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While the pair were all smiles as they walked the red carpet together, Burgess said their fun night was just a platonic outing.

"We're not really calling it a date night," Burgess said. "It's not really a date night."

"I don't think you could say [it's a date night], but I did invite her and I'm glad she came," Bolton added.

Since their DWTS debut back in March, the tremendous twosome have wowed judges and viewers with their instant attraction and insane chemistry and set the internet on fire with rumors of an off-screen romance.

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After a super sexy cha-cha during week 1 and a romantic, emotional Viennese waltz last week, the pair are getting ready to perform a challenging Charleston on Monday night, and Bolton is excited for fans to see what they manage to accomplish.

"It's gonna be fast and it's gonna be very alive. It's a great song," he teased. "It's gonna be full of action and a lot of fun. I hope everyone wants to get up out of their seat and party with us."

"It's a very different vibe to every other dance that we've done and probably the most difficult that we've done, so it's been a tough week," Burgess shared. "But he's gonna do great!"

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While Burgess and Bolton have been rehearsing for their week three performance, fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been undergoing treatment for an calf injury in Ohio, leaving his celeb partner, Glee's Heather Morris, in the capable hands of dancer Alan Bersten.

While Chmerkovskiy is healing quickly, he's still expected to have to sit out a few weeks while he recuperates. However, Burgess has high hopes that the longtime DWTS pro will be back in top form before the end of this season.

"As far as I know, a couple weeks and he should be back," she shared. " I have every confidence that he'll be back with Heather soon."

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Chmerkovskiy ended up getting treated by the same doctor who helped Burgess recover from an injury last season, and helped Chmerkovskiy's fiancee, Peta Murgatroyd, come back from a potentially career-threatening injury in Season 21.

In terms of advice, Burgess said she's giving Chmerkovskiy the same help he gave her when she was sidelined for several weeks.

"Maks was giving me advice last season, so I had to give that right back to him in the last couple weeks," she explained. "But he's going to be all right, he's a tough cookie, that one."

Check out Burgess and Bolton's sure-to-be-stunning Charleston when an all-new Dancing With the Stars airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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