She started the season as a front runner to permanently replace the co-host.
The B-/B list celebrity moonlighting as a network reality star will be lucky to ever get work again.
Maks Chmerkovskiy Skipped DWTS Performance Due to a ‘Big Chemistry Issue’ With Partner Vanessa Lachey, Says Source
It’s only week 3, but the drama has already begun on Dancing with the Stars.
After Tom Bergeron opened guilty pleasures night by dedicating the show to those affected by the Las Vegas shooting, cohost Erin Andrews informed the audience that pro dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy wouldn’t be taking the stage Monday.
“Maks is dealing with a personal issue so Alan is stepping in and dancing with Vanessa tonight,” she said, referring to pro Alan Bersten, who got eliminated last week with partner Debbie Gibson.
However, sources confirm to PEOPLE that Chmerkovskiy did not perform by choice because of ongoing conflict with Lachey.
“There’s a big chemistry issue,” the insider says. “They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership.” – Source