“I'm excited. I'm really excited. I wish [Jenna] all the best,” he said. “You know, I'm always rooting for her, obviously, but Nancy is my number one priority when it comes to Dancing With the Stars.”
Chmerkovskiy also revealed that he and Johnson, who got engaged in June, are going to have “some sort of divide… [and] a little separation” between their work and personal lives during the upcoming season, which premieres on Sept. 24.
“I'm already sleeping on the couch, so win or lose, I'm already,” he quipped.