'DWTS' Pro Sharna Burgess Insists She's Not Dating Josh Norman Despite All the 'Showmancing' (Exclusive)

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Sharna Burgess and Josh Norman are saving the chemistry for the ballroom. 

ET's Lauren Zima was with the pair at rehearsals for the season premiere ofDancing With the Stars: Athleteson Friday, where they set the record straight on their relationship status -- while fans are already "shipping" them! 

"I am the only single woman on the show, so naturally if there is anyone that people are gonna think there is a showmance for, I am your girl, apparently," Burgess joked -- after Mirai Nagasu told ET on Thursday that everyone was leaving the showmances to the redheaded pro.

"What would our shipping name even be?" she asked. "'#TeamNoWeAreNotDating!" 

Burgess and Norman have actually named themselves #TeamBackThatPassUp, and will be dancing on Monday night's premiere to Bruno Mars' "Finesse." While Norman definitely came into the competition with a "signature body roll" -- "We're going to see some abs in week one. That's for sure," Burgess teased -- the pro put him through a ballet class to get him premiere ready. 

"I was in there trying to learn how to get my posture right... the little girls are just laughing at me the whole time!" Norman revealed. "But I did it because I want to win this competition, as bad enough as it is." 

"I got all the things in this Cha Cha... We got some tricks in it, some wow moments all within the rules and obviously abs," Burgess said, explaining that they're pulling out all the stops for night one to avoid elimination. "I mean, what do you want more from Cha Cha, Bruno Mars, fantastic!" 

During their chat with ET, Burgess also opened up about her friend, Peta Murgatroyd's absence from the show as she tours with Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. 

"I mean, I don't think it [changes the vibe], in all honesty. We're all good friends and not having them with us doesn't make it a loss necessarily," she expressed. "We're very proud of what they're doing on the road. Their show is incredible."

"I can't wait to see it myself. I've been stalking them on YouTube and Instagram to try and see it, but knowing that part of our fam is out there crushing it and doing something great I think is really special," she continued. "I think it gives a great opportunity for other people that haven't gotten the chance to shine in that light to get an opportunity."

Dancing With the Stars returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. See more of what to expect this season in the video below. 


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