Cheryl Burke Done With 'Dancing With the Stars'?
Cheryl Burke has appeared on the show for the past decade
“As of now, this is probably going to be my last season,” Burke told "Good Morning America" on the eve of her first dance with star partner Antonio Sabato Jr., on the show’s 19th season, premiering tonight.
“I started when I’m 20. I’m 30. I want to try new things and just see what’s out there,” she said.
Burke has appeared on 18 of the show’s 19 seasons. She is the show’s first professional dancer to appear in the finals seven times and the semi-finals 10 times.
Burke, a two-time winner of the show’s coveted mirrorball trophy, has been open about exploring other opportunities while on the show, including opening her love life up to TV.
In 2012, Burke told reporters she had spoken to ABC executives about becoming the next “Bachelorette."
“There hasn’t been a firm offer, but if they offer it to me, I would love to do it,” she said at the time.
The dancing pro has also been outspoken about her body and her weight during her time on “Dancing.”
In July, Burke told ABC News she was "hurt" by the more personal criticisms people posted on her social media pages, many questioning if Burke had undergone plastic surgery.
"I've had some time to think about it all and I've found strength in just letting it go. I can't let myself get hurt by it. I also can't shut down and not post anything online," Burke said. "There are all different types of people out there who are going to say all kinds of things, online and in real life. The important thing is to know which ones to listen to."
The 19th season of “Dancing With the Stars,” and possibly Burke’s last, premieres tonight, Monday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., ET on ABC.